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Affect and abolition in the Anglo-Atlantic, 1770-1830 / edited by Stephen Ahern.

Publication:
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Limited ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Company, [2013]
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viii, 225 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Affect (Psychology) in literature.
English language -- 18th century -- Rhetoric.
English language -- 19th century -- Rhetoric.
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History.
Contents:
The bonds of sentiment / Stephen Ahern
Capitalism and slavery, once again with feeling / George Boulukos
Acts of sympathy : abolitionist poetry and transatlantic identification / Tobias Menely
Commerce, sentiment, and free air : contradictions of abolitionist rhetoric / Anthony John Harding
Sympathy, nerve physiology, and national degeneration in Anna Letitia Barbauld's Epistle to William Wilberforce / Mary Waters
To force a tear : British abolitionism and the eighteenth-century stage / Brycchan Carey
Pity for the poor Africans : William Cowper and the limits of abolitionist affect / Joanne Tong
We beg your excellency : the sentimental politics of abolitionist petitions in the late eighteenth century / Christine Levecq
The contradictions of racialized sensibility : gender, slavery and the limits of sympathy / Jamie Rosenthal
The cruelty of slavery, the cruelty of freedom : colonization and the politics of humaneness in the early republic / Margaret Abruzzo.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Ahern, Stephen, editor of compilation.
ISBN:
9781409455615 (hbk)
1409455610 (hbk)
OCLC:
826456639