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The Resource Jane Austen in the context of abolition : a fling at the slave trade, Gabrielle D.V. White

Jane Austen in the context of abolition : a fling at the slave trade, Gabrielle D.V. White

Label
Jane Austen in the context of abolition : a fling at the slave trade
Title
Jane Austen in the context of abolition
Title remainder
a fling at the slave trade
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle D.V. White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book argues that, amongst their other riches, Jane Austen's final three novels presuppose Britain's outlawing of its transatlantic slave trade in 1807. The book takes as a keynote William Cowper's question: 'We have no slaves at home - then why abroad?' Jane Austen's later fiction was written during the first decade of an interim period following the 1807 Abolition. It would be over sixteen years after her premature death in July 1817 before chattel slavery was abolished for British colonies in the 1830s. This book concludes that there is subtlety in Jane Austen's references to topics associated with the great abolitionist campaigning of her time, and that she avoided being counter-productive. It argues that, contrary to some interpretations such as those of Edward Said, Jane Austen undermined the status quo of chattel slavery and that she celebrated the abolition of the slave trade in her Chawton novels."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Gabrielle D. V
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.P6
LC item number
W47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antislavery movements
  • Political fiction, English
  • Slave trade in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Austen, Jane
Label
Jane Austen in the context of abolition : a fling at the slave trade, Gabrielle D.V. White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-223) 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
  • 5.
  • Some philosophers on race and slavery : opposing viewpoints
  • 6.
  • Abolitionist influences on Jane Austen : some possibilities
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. 1.
  • On colonization : Samuel Johnson, The idler, 1759
  • App. 2.
  • Argument against slavery : Samuel Johnson, 1777
  • 1.
  • App. 3.
  • William Cowper's 1785 The task : extract quoted by Thomas Clarkson 1807
  • 'We have no slaves at home -- then why abroad?'
  • 2.
  • Mansfield Park : absenteeism, autonomy and the slave trade
  • 3.
  • Emma : autonomy and abolition
  • 4.
  • Persuasion : radical change and the royal navy
Control code
59011607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 231 pages
Isbn
9781403991218
Lccn
2005047460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403991218
Label
Jane Austen in the context of abolition : a fling at the slave trade, Gabrielle D.V. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-223) 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
  • 5.
  • Some philosophers on race and slavery : opposing viewpoints
  • 6.
  • Abolitionist influences on Jane Austen : some possibilities
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. 1.
  • On colonization : Samuel Johnson, The idler, 1759
  • App. 2.
  • Argument against slavery : Samuel Johnson, 1777
  • 1.
  • App. 3.
  • William Cowper's 1785 The task : extract quoted by Thomas Clarkson 1807
  • 'We have no slaves at home -- then why abroad?'
  • 2.
  • Mansfield Park : absenteeism, autonomy and the slave trade
  • 3.
  • Emma : autonomy and abolition
  • 4.
  • Persuasion : radical change and the royal navy
Control code
59011607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 231 pages
Isbn
9781403991218
Lccn
2005047460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403991218

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