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American Slaves in Victorian England: Abolitionist Politics in Popular Literature and Culture


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September 2011

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This study examines the circulation within nineteenth-century England of the people and ideas of the black Abolitionist campaign.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: communicating 'a correct knowledge of American slavery': J. B. Estlin and the 'breeder' in Frederick Douglass's Narrative; 1. 'Exhibiting Uncle Tom in some shape or other': the commercialisation and reception of Uncle Tom's Cabin in England; 2. Abolition as a 'step to reform in our kingdom': Chartism, 'white slaves', and a new 'Uncle Tom' in England; 3. 'Repetitious accounts so piteous and so harrowing': the ideological work of American slave narratives in England; 4. 'Negrophilism' and nationalism: the spectacle of the African-American abolitionist; Epilogue: 'How cautious and calculating?': English audiences and the impostor Reuben Nixon.

Pressestimmen

"she has provided a fascinating insight into the British response to a brief, intense cultural phenomenon worked in the context of mid-nineteenthy-century England and America." Victorian Periodicals Reveiw
EAN: 9780521660266
ISBN: 0521660262
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2011
Seitenanzahl: 150 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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