Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination

Author: Srividhya Swaminathan,Adam R. Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317112997
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
View: 4345
In the eighteenth century, audiences in Great Britain understood the term ’slavery’ to refer to a range of physical and metaphysical conditions beyond the transatlantic slave trade. Literary representations of slavery encompassed tales of Barbary captivity, the ’exotic’ slaving practices of the Ottoman Empire, the political enslavement practiced by government or church, and even the harsh life of servants under a cruel master. Arguing that literary and cultural studies have focused too narrowly on slavery as a term that refers almost exclusively to the race-based chattel enslavement of sub-Saharan Africans transported to the New World, the contributors suggest that these analyses foreclose deeper discussion of other associations of the term. They suggest that the term slavery became a powerful rhetorical device for helping British audiences gain a new perspective on their own position with respect to their government and the global sphere. Far from eliding the real and important differences between slave systems operating in the Atlantic world, this collection is a starting point for understanding how slavery as a concept came to encompass many forms of unfree labor and metaphorical bondage precisely because of the power of association.

The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

History, Culture, and Adaptation
Author: Srividhya Swaminathan,Steven W. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351800949
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
View: 7877
This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the subjects of slavery (Belle), piracy (Crossbones and Black Sails), monarchy (The Madness of King George and The Libertine), print culture (Blackadder and National Treasure), and the role of women (Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, and Outlander). This interdisciplinary collection draws from film theory and literary theory to discuss how film and television allows for critical re-visioning as well as revising of the cultural concepts in literary and extra-literary writing about the historical period.

Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past

The Caribbean Connection
Author: Tom M. Devine
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474408818
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 811
For more than a century and a half the real story of Scotlands connections to transatlantic slavery has been lost to history and shrouded in myth. There was even denial that the Scots unlike the English had any significant involvement in slavery .Scotland saw itself as a pioneering abolitionist nation untainted by a slavery past.This book is the first detailed attempt to challenge these beliefs.Written by the foremost scholars in the field , with findings based on sustained archival research, the volume systematically peels away the mythology and radically revises the traditional picture.In doing so the contributors come to a number of surprising conclusions. Topics covered include national amnesia and slavery,the impact of profits from slavery on Scotland, Scots in the Caribbean sugar islands ,compensation paid to Scottish owners when slavery was abolished,domestic controversies on the slave trade,the role of Scots in slave trading from English ports and much else. The book is a major contribution to Scottish history,to studies of the Scots global diaspora and to the history of slavery within the British Empire.It will have wide appeal not only to scholars and students but to all readers interested in discovering an untold aspect of Scotlands past.

Extravagant Rescues

Author: Brett Foster
Publisher: TriQuarterly Books
ISBN: 9780810140547
Category: Poetry
Page: 88
View: 5587
Extravagant Rescues is the final collection of poems by the beloved poet and teacher Brett Foster, author of The Garbarge Eaters. It explores how people can maintain or recover their humanity in an increasingly mechanized world.

Washington Black

Author: Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 3732578429
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 2060
Die Flucht ist nur der Anfang Barbados, 1830: Der schwarze Sklavenjunge Washington Black schuftet auf einer Zuckerrohrplantage unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen. Bis er zum Leibdiener Christopher Wildes auserwählt wird, dem Bruder des brutalen Plantagenbesitzers. Christopher ist Erfinder, Entdecker, Naturwissenschaftler - und Gegner der Sklaverei. Das ungleiche Paar entkommt in einem selbst gebauten Luftschiff von der Plantage. Es beginnt eine abenteuerliche Flucht, die die beiden um die halbe Welt führen wird. Eine Geschichte von Selbstfindung und Verrat, von Liebe und Erlösung. Und eine Geschichte über die Frage: Was bedeutet Freiheit?

The View from the Masthead

Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives
Author: Hester Blum
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469606550
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 724
With long, solitary periods at sea, far from literary and cultural centers, sailors comprise a remarkable population of readers and writers. Although their contributions have been little recognized in literary history, seamen were important figures in the nineteenth-century American literary sphere. In the first book to explore their unique contribution to literary culture, Hester Blum examines the first-person narratives of working sailors, from little-known sea tales to more famous works by Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Richard Henry Dana. In their narratives, sailors wrote about how their working lives coexisted with--indeed, mutually drove--their imaginative lives. Even at leisure, they were always on the job site. Blum analyzes seamen's libraries, Barbary captivity narratives, naval memoirs, writings about the Galapagos Islands, Melville's sea vision, and the crisis of death and burial at sea. She argues that the extent of sailors' literacy and the range of their reading were unusual for a laboring class, belying the popular image of Jack Tar as merely a swaggering, profane, or marginal figure. As Blum demonstrates, seamen's narratives propose a method for aligning labor and contemplation that has broader applications for the study of American literature and history.

Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Author: Elizabeth A Bohls
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748678751
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
View: 2287
This book examines the relationship between Romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 3: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century - Second Edition

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483489
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 925
View: 6157
In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For the second edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Henry Fielding’s Tragedy of Tragedies has been added, as has a new section of material from eighteenth-century periodicals. A new Contexts section entitled “Transatlantic Currents” includes writings by such figures as Paine, Franklin, and Price, as well as material on the slave trade. The Contexts sections on “Town and Country” and on “Mind and God, Faith and Science” have also been expanded; a variety of writings on the Royal Society and other scientific matters have been added to the latter. Additional chapters from Equiano’s Interesting Narrative have been added, and there are new selections by Samuel Johnson (including his “Letter to Lord Chesterfield” and facsimile pages from the Dictionary). Book 3 from Gulliver’s Travels has been added; that work now appears in its entirety. There are also additional selections by Pope, Pepys, and Astell. The Castle of Otranto and The Witlings have been moved from the bound book to the website component of the anthology. (Both are available as volumes in the Broadview Editions series, and may be added at a very modest additional cost in a shrink-wrapped combination package.)

The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

Author: Mac Griswold
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466837012
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 8753
Mac Griswold's The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a Colonial New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago. In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon a stately yellow house and a garden guarded by looming boxwoods. She instantly knew that boxwoods that large—twelve feet tall, fifteen feet wide—had to be hundreds of years old. So, as it happened, was the house: Sylvester Manor had been held in the same family for eleven generations. Formerly encompassing all of Shelter Island, New York, a pearl of 8,000 acres caught between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the manor had dwindled to 243 acres. Still, its hidden vault proved to be full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson. Most notable was the short and steep flight of steps the family had called the "slave staircase," which would provide clues to the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. Based on years of archival and field research, as well as voyages to Africa, the West Indies, and Europe, The Manor is at once an investigation into forgotten lives and a sweeping drama that captures our history in all its richness and suffering. It is a monumental achievement.

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates
Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593346601
Page: 202
View: 6907

Sexuality in eighteenth-century Britain

Author: Paul-Gabriel Boucé
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports
Category: Psychology
Page: 262
View: 9943

The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Author: David Dabydeen,John Gilmore,Cecily Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: History
Page: 592
View: 7676
A unique A-Z guide to the history of black people in the British Isles from classical times to the present day. With entries for landmark figures (e.g. Mary Seacole, Crimean nurse), key events (the Brixton Riots), concepts (Emancipation), and historical accounts. Wide-ranging coverage from medicine and warfare to art, music, sport, and education.

The Western Journal of Black Studies

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: African Americans
Page: N.A
View: 5864

A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Empire

Author: Katherine Kete
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781845204105
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 7324
This volume explores the cultural position of animals in the period from 1800 to 1920. This was a time of extraordinary social, political and economic change as the Western world rapidly industrialized and modernized. The Enlightenment had attempted to define the human self; the Age of Empire pulled animals and humans further apart. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 5 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
View: 9138

Romanticism, Race, and Imperial Culture, 1780-1834

Author: Alan Richardson,Sonia Hofkosh
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 8424
Features 13 essays re-examining a selection of romantic-era writers, texts, and genres to explore the relation between romanticism as a literary field and the emergence of the second British empire during the formative period of 1780-1834.

The Eighteenth Century

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Eighteenth century
Page: N.A
View: 9376

Handbuch Geschichte der Sklaverei

Eine Globalgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Michael Zeuske
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110278812
Category: Social Science
Page: 739
View: 6269
Die Geschichte der Sklaverei wird in diesem Handbuch erstmalig in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive systematisch dargestellt. Ausgangspunkt ist ein Verständnis von Sklaverei als Kapitalisierung menschlicher Körper. Analysiert werden die unterschiedlichsten Formen, Typen und Entwicklungsepochen (Plateaus) von Sklavereien und Menschenhandelssystemen – auf allen Kontinenten, Ozeanen und Meeren, in ihrer jeweiligen Benennung und ihrem historisch-kulturellen Kontext. Auf breiter empirischer Basis entsteht auf diese Weise eine Geschichte der Sklaverei, die ca. 10.000 v. u. Z. begann und bis in die heutige Zeit andauert.

Die Bestimmung des Menschen (1748-1800)

eine Begriffsgeschichte
Author: Laura Anna Macor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783772826153
Category: Christian ethics
Page: 432
View: 6036

Incest and the English Novel, 1684-1814

Author: Ellen Pollak
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801872044
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 261
View: 6729
She argues that the historical realignment of the categories of class, kinship, and representation that took place with the shift from patriarchal to egalitarian models of familial order marked a transformative moment in the cultural construction of incest.