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Slavery, Empathy, and Pornography

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This study considers the operations of slavery and of abolition propaganda on the thought and literature of England from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Incorporating materials ranging from canonical literatures to the lowest form of street publication, Marcus Wood writes from the conviction that slavery was, and still is, a dilemma for everyone in Eng ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published February 6th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 6th 2002)
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Candia
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Historians once assumed that the termination of the slave trade showed that Britons are—or at least can be—a genuinely sensitive people. That is, they didn’t understand eighteenth-century sensibility as a culture, a phenomenon, a cult. Things have changed, however, for outside of popular history little history is being done these days where sensibility is taken at face value. In this exploration of how historians are currently characterizing mid-to-late eighteenth-cen
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