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Books on slavery, abolition, and emancipation by Brycchan Carey


 

From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761   Brycchan Carey

From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761

Yale University Press, 2012.

From Peace to Freedom investigates the origins and nature of Quaker antislavery in the years 1657 to 1761, revealing the century-long debate that led to Quakers turning away from slave trading in their momentous decision of 1761. It centers on Quaker communities in London, Barbados, and Philadelphia, examining the writings and lives of antislavery Friends such as George Fox, Benjamin Lay, John Woolman, and Anthony Benezet.

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British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility   Brycchan Carey

British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807

Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Reading poetry by Thomas Day and Hannah More, novels by Sarah Scott and Henry Mackenzie, life writing by Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano, and political writing by James Ramsay and Thomas Clarkson, British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility shows how slave-owners and abolitionists made use of the rhetoric of sensibility to influence a reading public thoroughly immersed in the eighteenth-century ‘cult of feeling’.

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Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative, World's Classics Edition   Brycchan Carey, ed.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

Oxford University Press World's Classics, 2018.

Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative is now firmly established as one of the world's classic texts. This new edition indludes an up-to-date introduction, notes, and an index and glossary to the people, places, and ships mentioned in the text, and is suitable for students and general readers as well as scholars.

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Quakers and Abolition   Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank

Quakers and Abolition

Illinois University Press, 2014.

Quakers and Abolition brings together the latest research on the ways in which Quakers turned against slavery in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

Contributors include James Walvin, J. William Frost, Gary Nash, Emma Lapsansky-Werner, Christopher Densmore, Thomas Hamm, Maurice Jackson, and Marie-Jeanne Rossignol.

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Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838   Brycchan Carey, Markman Ellis, and Sara Salih

Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838

Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Discourses of Slavery and Abolition brings together important strands of current thinking on the relationship between slavery and culture in the 'long' eighteenth century.

As well as including essays from each of the editors, contributors include Frances Botkin, Deirdre Coleman, Peter Kitson, Diana Paton, Johanna Smith, and Candace Ward.

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Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition   Brycchan Carey and Peter J. Kitson

Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition: Essays Marking the Bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807

Boydell and Brewer, 2007.

In 1807, the bill for the abolition of the Slave Trade within the British colonies was passed in the House of Commons. This collection of essays explores the literary and cultural manifestations of this crucial but conflicted historical moment and its troublesome legacies.

Contributors include Deirdre Coleman, Gerald Maclean, Felcity Nussbaum, Diana Paton, and Marcus Wood.

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Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream   Coming Soon

Nicole N. Aljoe, Brycchan Carey, and Thomas Krise, eds.

Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream

Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018.

This collection of scholarly articles examines the literary culture of the Caribbean from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Unnatural Empire: Slavery, Abolition, and Colonial Natural History, 1650–1840   Coming Soon

Brycchan Carey

Unnatural Empire: Slavery, Abolition, and Colonial Natural History, 1650–1840

Yale University Press, Forthcoming 2019.

In this monograph, I will explore the relationship between seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century Caribbean natural histories and the development of antislavery ideas.


 

 

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