African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Century: The Politics of Race and Reason

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The eighteenth century was a time of great cultural change in Britain. It was a period marked by expeditions to the New World, Africa, and the Orient, and these voyages were reflected in the travel literature of the era. It was also a period in which seventeenth-century empiricism and the scientific method became dominant, and in which society became increasingly secular. Fundamental to the eighteenth-century worldview was the notion of the Great Chain of Being, in which all creatures and their Creator stood in a ...

African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Century: The Politics of Race and Reason 1999, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313306808

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