Affect and Abolition in the Anglo-Atlantic, 1770–1830 by Stephen Ahern

By Stephen Ahern

on the flip of the 19th century, writers arguing for the abolition of the slave exchange and the emancipation of these in bondage used the language of sentiment and the political beliefs of the Enlightenment to make their case. This assortment investigates the rhetorical positive aspects and political complexities of the tradition of sentimentality because it grappled with the fabric realities of transatlantic slavery. Are the politics of soppy illustration revolutionary or conservative? What dynamics are in play on the website of agony? what's the courting of the spectator to the spectacle of the physique in soreness? The members absorb those and similar questions in essays that learn poetry, performs, petitions, treatises and life-writing that engaged with modern debates approximately abolition.

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