Raymond S. Sayers (essay date 1956)
SOURCE: Sayers, Raymond S. “The Negro Theme in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century.” In The Negro in Brazilian Literature, pp. 65-72. New York: Hispanic Institute in the United States, 1956.
[In the following excerpt, Sayers discusses antislavery sentiment in Brazilian literature in the first half of the nineteenth century, finding that this theme was most commonly found in newspapers and periodicals that generally criticized the slave trade more than the institution of slavery itself.]
ANTI-SLAVERY LITERATURE BEFORE 1825
Attacks on slavery on humanitarian or moral grounds continued in France and England during the second half of the...
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