English Abolitionist Literature of the Nineteenth Century Criticism: Origins And Development - Essay

Criticism: Origins And Development

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Rice, C. Duncan. “Literary Sources and the Revolution in British Attitudes to Slavery.” In Anti-Slavery, Religion, and Reform: Essays in Memory of Roger Anstey, edited by Christine Bolt and Seymour Drescher, pp. 319-34. Folkestone, Kent, England: Wm. Dawson & Sons, 1980.

[In the following essay, Rice argues that English attitudes toward slavery can be understood by examining how the subject was treated in British literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and concludes that the transformation of how slaves and slave-owners were depicted during this period is evidence of a cultural revolution in English thought.]

During the century between...

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