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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Maeve McCusker Christopher L. Miller. The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (Durham: Duke Univ., 2008). Pp. xvi + 571. 17 ills. $27.95 paper Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay Troubling Amnesia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 85–87.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Review Essay A Black Missionary in the Center of the Slave Trade: The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque Edward E. Andrews Providence College Philip Quaque. The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Noblett This article examines one aspect of crime in the London book trade. It deals with the theft of paper, blank, printed, and manuscript, from seventeen members of the trade and discusses how the thieves attempted to sell the paper to other London tradesmen, primarily cheesemongers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Davenant, Nicholas Barbon, and Sir Dudley North argued for free trade and the relaxation of government tariffs, particularly as exercised against luxuries imported by the East India Company. Whig economic writers such as John Locke, John Pollexfen, Sir Francis Brewster, and John Cary continued...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paddy Bullard This article develops recent work by literary historians on miscellany publication, and on the printed miscellanies that were so important and popular for the early eighteenth-century book trade. It offers a history of the form, illustrated by comments made by the Duke of Buckingham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., although by no means exclusively female. The family trade is set in the context of women’s involvement in the luxury trades of eighteenth-century London, as both owners and employees. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 women work fans London trade...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... her into established networks in the profession. It then reveals the ways in which an actress's legal status as feme covert might impact upon her professional agency, particularly in light of her unique position as both trader and object of trade. The essay then goes on to consider how actresses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of notoriety, traded sex for money. Reexamining a portrait already well known for its aesthetic, thematic, and cultural complexities, this essay considers first Reynolds's reworking of the Trevisani original and the Pliny account that inspired it. Then it reroutes all of the portrait's intricately connected...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... before the Marriage Act of 1753 in England and Wales, especially the notorious clandestine marriage trade of London, I argue that there is a strong suggestion throughout that Sarah may not be simply a discarded mistress, but actually the rake's first wife. By contemplating ways in which the moral lesson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of an antagonism between trade and commerce, and the criteria for gentility that the magazine proposed were sufficiently numerous, and of such a nature, as to open the door to determined and aspiring traders and lesser professionals. The Gentleman's Magazine 's synthesis of a hierarchical model with a generous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... trade that catered to different classes of readers, the essay makes a contribution to understanding Thomson's text as a cultural classic of iconic significance that was being reinvented (in ever new media and interpretations) throughout the second half of the eighteenth and the first half...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
...David Duff Prospectuses, a type of printed advertisement widely used in the eighteenth-century book trade, played a vital but previously unexamined role in the French Revolution controversy, attracting subscribers to political publications and encapsulating their message. Focusing on journal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... observers within the larger scientific knowledge-building enterprise that drew from the diffusion of Enlightenment classificatory systems, overseas exploration, and trade. This article brings to light four understudied eighteenth-century female empiricists: the mistress of Hardwick House, Whitchurch...
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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 (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...—of powerful city-states and empires. The poem's primary theme is the peril faced by sailors on trading voyages, on which they provide the labor, face the dangers, but earn few of the profits. By invoking the Greco-Roman past, however, Falconer also warns his readers of the human costs of commercial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of a theoretical text is followed by rearranged extracts from technical treatises, while many verso leaves are covered in recipes relevant to the trades of painters and plasterers, largely reorganized by ingredient, and following artisanal pathways. On the title‐page, John Martin established his ownership...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 29–55.
Published: 01 April 2007
... depicted Indian textiles as a national threat to English trade and gender roles. Like imported china, tea, and lacquered cabinets, calicoes contributed to the debates over luxury in the late seven- teenth and early eighteenth centuries that focused attention on the behavior of female consumers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and of trade in the East, and (3), as befits their status of sacred, cos- mically privileged Christian offices, most justly occupied by virginal men, that is, male sexual neuters who suffer no distractions of fornication or the marriage-bed. Crusoe is this commercial paragon, and as such he is a vehi- cle...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael Gavin Thomas F. Bonnell. The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765 - 1810 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2008). Pp. xiv + 387. $99 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay Serial Publication...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... As Vivien Jones suggests, her “trade” called into question the “boundaries between the public world of commerce and the private sphere of sexuality and domesticity” within which femininity was constructed.4 Amid the eco- nomic and political upheaval of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63), the pros- titute...