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Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840
Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840

Edited by Brycchan Carey, Sayre Greenfield, and Anne Milne

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, September 2020.

Available in hardcover, softcover, or as an e-book.

Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840 is a collection of fourteen original essays by leading literary scholars from Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the USA.

The book examines literary representations of birds from across the world in an age of expanding European colonialism, considering some of the most celebrated figures in eighteenth-century literature such as John Gay, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Cowper, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Bewick, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, and Gilbert White.


Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative, World's Classics Edition
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

Edited with an introduction and notes by Brycchan Carey

Published in softcover by Oxford World's Classics, 2018

Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative is now firmly established as one of the world's classic texts. In his compelling autobiography, he recounts his childhood in enslavement, his adventures at sea in the Royal Navy, the way in which he claimed his freedom, and his life as the leading Black abolitionist in eighteenth-century London.

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.


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

Edited by Nicole N. Aljoe, Brycchan Carey, and Thomas W. Krise

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018

Available in hardcover, softcover, or as an e-book.

This collection of essays by leading scholars examines the literary culture of the Caribbean region from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, covering topics as diverse as pirates, obeah, medical writing, religious culture, the Caribbean novel, and Caribbean satire.

Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean includes an important introduction by the editors defining the field of Early Caribbean Literature.


Quakers and Abolition
Quakers and Abolition

Edited by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank

Published by Illinois University Press, 2014.

Available in hardcover, softcover, or as an e-book.

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

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


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

Brycchan Carey

Published by Yale University Press, 2012.

Available in hardcover or as an e-book.

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 a momentous decision of 1761.

The book centers on Quaker communities in London, Barbados, and, especially, Philadelphia, examining the writings and lives of antislavery Friends such as George Fox, Benjamin Lay, John Woolman, and Anthony Benezet.


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

Edited by Brycchan Carey and Peter J. Kitson

Published by Boydell and Brewer, 2007.

Available in hardcover

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 scholarly 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.


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

Brycchan Carey

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Available in both hardcover and softcover.

British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility shows how both slave-owners and abolitionists made use of a rhetoric of sensibility to influence a reading public thoroughly immersed in the eighteenth-century ‘cult of feeling’.

Now established as a major contribution to our understanding of British abolitionism, as well as eighteenth-century sentimental culture, British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility reads poetry by Thomas Day, William Cowper, and Hannah More, novels by Sarah Scott, Laurence Sterne, and Henry Mackenzie, life writing by Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano, and political writing by James Ramsay, Thomas Clarkson, and William Wilberforce.


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

Edited by Brycchan Carey, Markman Ellis, and Sara Salih

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Available in hardcover and softcover.

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

Brycchan Carey

To be published by Yale University Press in 2023.

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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