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Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures ISBN: 9780203676011 9780415350266 9780415758925 9781134268702 9781134268658 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203676011 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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This book analyzes textual representations of Jamaican slave women in three contexts--motherhood, intimate relationships, and work--in both pro- and antislavery writings. Altink examines how British abolitionists and pro-slavery activists represented the slave women to their audiences and explains not only the purposes that these representations served, but also their effects on slave women’s lives.

Les sœurs Grimké : De l’antiesclavagisme aux droits de la femme

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ISBN: 9782847888034 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.6788 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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En quoi l’histoire des sœurs Grimké peut-elle intéresser le lecteur français contemporain, non spécialiste de l’histoire américaine du XIXe siècle ? Retiendra-t-il d’elles des figures de l’antiesclavagisme radical ou des personnalités féministes avant-gardistes ? Une cartographie de l’histoire des deux soeurs, des lieux d’élection et des lieux de reniement illustre leur itinéraire, du Sud le plus traditionaliste à la Nouvelle-Angleterre, terroir du radicalisme réformiste, ainsi que la gestation de leur révolte personnelle, la formation de leurs prises de position et leur émancipation tant sociale que religieuse et intellectuelle. Plus que leur participation militante au débat public contre l’esclavage, leurs écrits, jamais encore traduits en français, éclairent ce parcours qui, tout en s’appuyant sur la cause de l’antiesclavagisme, développe un argumentaire féministe exemplaire dont le progressisme reste inégalé encore aujourd’hui.

Antebellum Posthuman

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ISBN: 9780823278442 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101634
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From the eighteenth-century abolitionist motto Am I Not a Man and a Brother? to the Civil Rights-era declaration I AM a Man, antiracism has engaged in a struggle for the recognition of the humanness of black humanity. It has done so, however, during an era in which the very definition of the human has been called into question by the rising prestige of the biological sciences whose materialist account of human being erodes the grounds of human exceptionalism...Antislavery materialism allowed these authors to respond to scientific racism in its own empirical terms. At the same time, however, it also attenuated their faith in the liberal humanist principles that they champion elsewhere in their work. This antebellum conflict between the liberal ideals of freedom and a materialist ontology of contingency not only presages current critical debates between new materialist and social justice theorists, but reveals an intrinsic tension between posthumanism’s embodied ontology and the...

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