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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility

Writing, Sentiment and Slavery, 1760-1807

Authors: Carey, B.

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British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility argues that participants in the late eighteenth-century slavery debate developed a distinct sentimental rhetoric, using the language of the heart to powerful effect in the most important political and humanitarian battle of the time. Examining both familiar and unfamiliar texts, including poetry, novels, journalism, and political writing, Carey shows that salve-owners and abolitionists alike made strategic use of the rhetoric of sensibility in the hope of influencing a reading public thoroughly immersed in the 'cult of feeling'.

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BRYCCHAN CAREY is Senior Lecturer in English at Kingston University in London. He has co-edited Discourses of Slavery and Abolition and Abolition: Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838, and has published widely in the academic press, including articles on William Wilberforce, Ignatius Sancho, John Wesley, The Spectator, and the politics of Harry Potter.

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' British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility is a timely intervention in the scholarly study of the abolitionist movement. It consider, and suggests answers to, the criticisms some feminist and postcolonial scholars have levelled against eighteenth-century abolitionist writings...it offers a largely convincing reading of an important, little-understood area of eighteenth-century discourse.' - Anthony John Harding, Romanticism


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Carey, Brycchan

  • The Rhetoric of Sensibility

    Pages 18-45

    Carey, Brycchan

  • Arguing in Prose: Abolitionist Letters and Novels

    Pages 46-72

    Carey, Brycchan

  • Arguing in Verse: Abolitionist Poetry

    Pages 73-106

    Carey, Brycchan

  • ‘Read This, and Blush’: The Pamphlet War of the 1780s

    Pages 107-143

    Carey, Brycchan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility
Book Subtitle
Writing, Sentiment and Slavery, 1760-1807
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50162-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230501621
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4626-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52349-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 240
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