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The Resource Barbaric culture and Black critique : Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic, Stefan M. Wheelock

Barbaric culture and Black critique : Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic, Stefan M. Wheelock

Label
Barbaric culture and Black critique : Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic
Title
Barbaric culture and Black critique
Title remainder
Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Stefan M. Wheelock
Title variation
Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an interdisciplinary approach to black antislavery literatures at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Stefan Wheelock shows how the political character of freedom and a religious sensibility allowed Black antislavery writers to countermand ideologies of white supremacy while fostering a sense of racial community and identity. The major figures he selects--Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, David Walker, and Maria Stewart--were principally concerned with ending racial slavery and the slave trade, but they employed antislavery rhetoric at a time when the institution of slavery was preparing progressive Western politics to enter a new phase of imperial and racial domination. This contradictory circumstance, Wheelock argues, poses a significant challenge for understanding the development of this watershed moment in Western political identity. The author looks at the ways in which, during this period, religious and secular versions of collective political destiny both competed and cooperated to forge a vision for a more perfect and just society. What especially captures his interest is how the writers of the African Atlantic deployed religious sensibilities and the call for emancipation as a way of characterizing the liberal foundations of Atlantic political modernity. Although neither "modernity" nor "progress" is a term these writers used, Wheelock contends that a concern with modernity and its liberal character is implicit in their critiques and/or portrayals of the advanced political structures that gave rise to racial enslavement in the first place"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Wheelock, Stefan M.
Dewey number
820.9/3552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.S55
LC item number
W54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cugoano, Ottobah
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Walker, David
  • Stewart, Maria W
  • English literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slaves' writings, English
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Cugoano, Ottobah
  • Equiano, Olaudah
  • Stewart, Maria W
  • Walker, David
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slaves' writings, English
Label
Barbaric culture and Black critique : Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic, Stefan M. Wheelock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Ottobah Cugoano, liberty, and modern Atlantic barbarism -- Interesting narratives, civility, and the problem of freedom -- David Walker, false grammars, and American racial inheritance -- Maria Stewart and the paradoxes of early national virtue -- Conclusion
Control code
923255370
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780813937991
Lccn
2015026164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923255370
Label
Barbaric culture and Black critique : Black antislavery writers, religion, and the slaveholding Atlantic, Stefan M. Wheelock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Ottobah Cugoano, liberty, and modern Atlantic barbarism -- Interesting narratives, civility, and the problem of freedom -- David Walker, false grammars, and American racial inheritance -- Maria Stewart and the paradoxes of early national virtue -- Conclusion
Control code
923255370
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780813937991
Lccn
2015026164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923255370

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