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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 26–53.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Christopher Chan This essay charts the reception of five widely read antislavery poems—Hannah More's Slavery (1788); Edward Rushton's West-Indian Eclogues (1787); William Roscoe's The Wrongs of Africa (1787 – 88); John Jamieson's The Sorrows of Slavery (1789); and James Field Stanfield's The Guinea...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 92–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Roxann Wheeler Curran Andrew S. . The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2011 ). Pp. xiv + 310. 29 ills. $75 Gikandi Simon . Slavery and the Culture of Taste . ( Princeton : Princeton Univ. , 2011...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 January 2012
... welcome and much-­needed additions to the historiography of slavery in the English-speaking­ world during the seven- teenth and long eighteenth centuries. Both books examine the archival evi- dence widely and deeply to reconstruct the lives of people of African descent in “societies with slaves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 88–92.
Published: 01 April 2024
....” “Tied up at work”: it is a metaphor that comes so naturally that its implicit image—of a human being, bound against his will, forced to complete a task–barely registers. But if it was deployed not in the twenty-first century, well after the abolition of slavery, but amid the period that witnessed its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Moore, “Satiric Norms, Swift's Financial Satires, and the Bank of Ireland Controversy of 1720–21,” Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr 17 (2002): 26–56. 13. Clare Midgley, “Slave Sugar Boycotts, Female Activism, and the Domestic Base of British Antislavery Culture,” Slavery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 2010
... J Can fiction “do” racism, does it only reflect it, or is the reflecting in itself a kind of “doing”? What role did the eighteenth-­century novel play in developing rac- ist ideologies during and after the era of transatlantic slavery? And how is it possible to tell what kind of influence...
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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 (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
... the de facto assimilation of blacks and their mixed-race progeny in the metropo- lis, to the de jure exclusion of blacks, and their consignment to slavery, in North America. Laws and social mores with respect to intermarriage imposed limits on both its occurrence and acceptability. Where laws per...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Alexander Dick Ian Baucom. Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (Durham: Duke Univ., 2006). Pp. x + 387. $23.95 paper Robert Mitchell. Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era: Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity (New York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... + 571. 17 ills. $27.95 paper J This is an ambitious and urgent work, given current debates on the memory of slavery within France and beyond. Miller focuses particularly on the slave trade, rather than on slavery more generally, although he acknowledges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that effectively ended slavery in the state. Gilbert at first wrongly describes the Mans­field decision as having “held slavery to be illegal in Great Britain,” but he quickly corrects himself: “Mansfield certainly did not manumit all blacks in the British Isles” (7). In his closing chapters, Gilbert pays...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... reference to its ability to mobilize action against slavery. These investigations, gathering momentum since the mid nineties, continue to enrich and expand our understanding of Sterne’s political leanings, colonial context, and posthumous impact. W. B. Gerard’s essay in Swiftly Sterneward...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... industrialist could have resisted. Darwin’s skirting of these facts in his apotheosis of Wedgwoodian industry makes his reference to slavery particularly curious. The marvel of the technology Darwin panegyrizes here is its self-sufficiency: Wedg- wood’s materials are British, he stresses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898; rep., London: Hesperus, 2003). Pp. 112. £5.59 (paper). ISBN 184391039x Daniel Vitkus, ed. Piracy, Slavery and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England (New York: Columbia Univ., 2001). Pp. 416. $62 (cloth) ISBN 0231119046. $23.50 (paper) ISBN...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Pamela Cheek Harriet Guest. Empire, Barbarism, and Civilisation: Captain Cook, William Hodges, and the Return to the Pacific (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007). Pp. xx + 249. 32 b/w + 50 color ills. $99 Kay Dian Kriz. Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., say  Why are not all protected? Why is the hand of ruffian sway  ’Gainst seamen thus directed. Is this your proof of British rights?  Is this rewarding bravery? O shame! to boast your tars’ exploits,  Yet doom those tars to slavery. (ll. 13–20) The poem's third book finds Anderson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... $19.95 paper Benes, Peter. Meetinghouses of Early Modern New England (Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts, 2012). Pp. vi + 446. 120 ills. $49.95 Benjamin, Richard, and David Fleming. Transatlantic Slavery: An Introduction (Liverpool: Liverpool Univ., 2011). Pp. 96. $19.95 paper Berman, Ric...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 85–87.
Published: 01 September 2013
... against transatlantic slavery, and he was also a “self-­made man” whose later autobiography would be astonishingly popular. Yet in his letter, he seems to have neither abolitionism nor autobiography in mind. Equiano was instead writing to become a missionary to Africa. He received assistance when...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 19–30.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- ber 1715). Though Gay was temperamentally no John Bull, he sometimes joined in this chorus, condemning slavery and praising British freedom under law (“Epistle to William Pulteney” [1720], ll. 253–54).13 Moreover, his own personal need for some independence was shown...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... disdain of inequality, slavery, and imperialism. Rejected respectively by the theater managers George Colman the Elder and Thomas Harris, these pieces expose the reach of one radical’s high idealism. Perhaps the prospec- tive discovery of other lost manuscripts or publications will inspire scholars...