By Christine Levecq
Levecq examines liberalism and republicanism, the most Anglo-American political ideologies of the interval, within the antislavery texts of more than a few African-American and Afro-British authors. Disclosing the political content material hitherto unexamined during this form of writing, she indicates that whereas the general tale is one among elevated liberalization of ideology on either side of the Atlantic, the republican excellent continued, rather between black authors with transatlantic connections.
Demonstrating that such writers as Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Mary Prince have been women and men in their occasions, Levecq presents helpful new perception into the ideological international of black Atlantic writers and places them, for the 1st time, on modernity's political map.
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Slavery and Sentiment: The Politics of Feeling in Black Antislavery Writing, 1770-1850 (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies) by Christine Levecq