Slavery and Sentiment (Hardback)Christine Levecq (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Throughout Slavery and Sentiment Levecq seeks to show how the interdependence of the political and the emotional in these antislavery texts can "be traced in allusions to individual freedom, or the common good, to interpersonal exchange or communal consciousness, to interiorities or bodies." Thus, according to Levecq, depending on time and place, the antislavery writings exhibit different degrees of liberal and republican political ideas and sympathy. Ultimately, Levecq concludes that the overall story is one marked by the increasing liberalization of ideology on both sides of the Atlantic. Journal of African American History"
The great strength of Slavery and Sentiment is its meticulous attention to the political theory of Anglophone blacks who would otherwise merely stand for the civic virtues white liberals needed to acquire. American Literature"
The question Levecq raises is how did abolitionists commence around 1770 with developments that would reach such momentous expressions by the middle of the nineteenth century? Why, for example, have readers felt sympathy for Uncle Tom and Linda Brent? In answering these questions, Levecq has provided readers the best study ever published of emotion in abolitionist writing. Early American Literature Early American Literature"
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