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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
... sociocultural developments related to the expansion of the British empire, including significant insights into the horrors of the slave trade and the cause of abolition. Falconer's legacy is one that is deeper than previously recognized. Poems protesting impressment unite Rushton's support for sailors to his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., the London and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings began discouraging slave-owning and, in the 1760s and 1770s, began disowning enslavers. 22 In essence, the Quaker attitude toward the abolitionism movement ebbed and flowed, which means some correspondence regarding abolition would be expected. It therefore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies 17.3 (1996): 137–62, especially 155. 14. Midgley, “Slave Sugar Boycotts,” 142. Midgley acknowledges the Quaker influence on the anti-saccharide movement as well. The recent work of Sophia Rosenweld is also useful here in her suggestion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
...: From Aristotle’s “Rhetoric” to Modern Brain Science (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2006). Pp. 194. $18. ISBN 0-226-30980-0 Brycchan Carey. British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760 – 1807 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). Pp 240. $69.95. ISBN...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., but this hardly means he rejected African slavery, and his East India Company involvement suggests no strong objections to colonialism. 8 While it may be argued that it was the Somerset case, in 1772, two years after Falconer's death, that sparked widespread discussion of abolition and, ultimately, the end...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., appealed to readers of all social classes, because they included elements of romance and exoticism, and touched upon the timely issues of slavery, abolition, and racial disharmony. They also appeared in a wide variety of genres, from poem, history, novel, and drama, to travel writing and memoir...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 April 2005
.... E. Sanderson, “The Liverpool Abolitionists,” in Liverpool, the African Slave Trade, and Abolition, ed. Roger Anstey and P. E. Hair (Liverpool: Liverpool Univ., 1976), 196 – 238, and George Chandler, William Roscoe of Liverpool, 116. Sanderson also notes the covert nature of the Liverpool...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 115–126.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., 1799  – 1815 (Lubbock: Texas Tech Univ., 2007). Pp. xxx + 286. $40. ISBN 0-89672-559-6 Carey, Brycchan, and Peter J. Kitson, eds. Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition: Essays Marking the Bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807 (Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007). Pp. viii...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Hanway’s Sentiments and Advice of  Thomas Trueman in the context of David Garrick’s abolition of the footman’s gallery. Chapter 6 centers on novelistic representa- tions of footmen’s behaviors. Straub views Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews in particular as a text in which the footman’s sexuality...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... The Benevolent Planters, published and performed (if only twice) in 1789. In this short, musical play, the prologue promotes abolition, while the plot closes disappointingly with grateful African slaves lauding their kindly European masters. How refreshingly fair-minded is Thelwall’s notion that worthy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the trade itself was a form of literal translation, or bearing across. He criticizes the “exclusionary gesture” these critics perpetrated in presenting women writers as uniquely concerned with abolition. He claims a place for a text such as Saint-­Lambert’s Ziméo (1769) within their “female” corpus...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that, to the extent that the Enlightenment was dialectical, the dialectic was there from the start (164 65). In Sebastiani s estimation, the Scottish Enlight- enment produced both the seeds for racism, imperialism, and the perpetuation of patriarchy, and, at the same time, the seeds for humanitarianism, abolition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
... not to marry or their husbands were presented in a negative light” (75). Phillis Wheatley was the best known of the many women of African descent whose struggles for freedom and self-­definition did not end with emancipation, and who were instrumental in the gradual abolition of slavery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 135–141.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and Identity during the Age of Abolition (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005). Pp. 245. $75. ISBN 0-521-84131-3 Larson, Lauritz, and Michael A. Morrison, eds. Whither the Early Republic: A Forum on the Future of the Field (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2005). Pp. 201. $19.95 paper. ISBN...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Mitchell establishes an important link between the literary difficulties encountered by these poets and the finan- cial difficulties that the abolition movement itself faced. Poets of the period, Mitchell argues, were deeply concerned with exposing the horrifying facts of slavery and with moving...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... societies, which have been expressly instituted for the abolition of Slavery, as also those who wish well to the Institutions. SUBSCRIPTIONS are received by THOMAS and ANDREWS, the publishers, in Boston—by I. THOMAS, at Worcester—and by many of the Booksellers and Printers on the Continent with whom...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to the anthropology or natural his- tory of the time and, at times, to the politics of abolition and emancipation. The confusion over the legal position of former slaves in Britain was resolved by the celebrated cases of James Somersett (under English Law, in 1776...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... a review essay of the ten-volume Women’s Theatrical Memoirs; one to Adam Smith; one on Swift and feminism; one on abolition and sensibility; and three on cultural-­studies topics like conversation, money, and filth. And three reviews 142 Eighteenth-Century Life are devoted to Johnson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
... that would prompt Kaunitz to write Pleni- potentiary Firmian in the following year that he considered the costitu- tiones to be “an extremely pernicious source of the senate’s despotism,” predicting its abolition to be “a grand end, already for some time in the sights of her majesty’s sovereign...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... their own goals of social reform. Thus, the Bluestocking ideal of Enlightenment sociability, with women on an equal footing with men, was largely replaced by a di±erent goal: sociopolitical involvement concerning major topics such as the importance of education for the lower classes or the abolition...