The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture

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The figure of the grateful slave, devoted to his or her master in thanks for kind treatment, is ubiquitous in eighteenth-century writing from Daniel Defoe's Colonel Jack (1722) to Maria Edgeworth's 'The Grateful Negro' (1804). Yet this important trope, linked with discourses that tried to justify racial oppression, slavery and colonialism, has been overlooked in eighteenth-century literary research. Challenging previous accounts of the relationship between sentiment and slavery, in this book George Boulukos shows how the ...

The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-century British and American Culture 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521188661

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The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521885713

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