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Rule of Sympathy: Sentiment, Race, and Power, 1750-1850

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This volume is a social and historical critique of sympathy in British discourse in the late 18th and early 19th century. Although initially associated with feminized or effeminate forms of sentimental discourse (the romance, the novel, the gothic), sympathy came to function as a key technology of gender and race in new evangelical social movements, such as abolitionism an ...more
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published June 15th 2002 by Palgrave MacMillan
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