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Beyond Slavery and Abolition Black British Writing, c.1770–1830

Hanley, R; (2018) Beyond Slavery and Abolition Black British Writing, c.1770–1830. [Book]. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The first full-length historical study of pre-abolition black British writing, this book challenges established narratives of eighteenth-century black history that focus almost exclusively on slavery and abolition. Ryan Hanley expands our perspectives to encompass the often neglected but important black writers of the time, and highlights their contribution to politics, culture, and the arts. He considers the lives and works of contemporary black literary celebrities alongside largely forgotten evangelical authors and political radicals to uncover how they came to produce such diverse and powerful work. By navigating the social, religious, political and professional networks that surrounded these authors and their writing, he also reveals that black intellectuals were never confined to the peripheries of British culture. From the decks of Royal Navy ships to the drawing rooms of country houses, from the pub to the pulpit, black writers, and the work they produced, helped to build modern Britain.

Type: Book
Title: Beyond Slavery and Abolition Black British Writing, c.1770–1830
ISBN: 1108617018
ISBN-13: 9781108617017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/9781108616997
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108616997
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions. This file is the introduction to the book.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070228
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