American Slaves in Victorian England: Abolitionist Politics in Popular Literature and Culture (Hardcover)

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Audrey Fisch's study examines the circulation within England of the people and ideas of the black Abolitionist campaign. By focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, an anonymous sequel to that novel, Uncle Tom in England, and John Brown's Slave Life in Georgia, and the lecture tours of free blacks and ex-slaves, Fisch follows the discourse of American abolitionism as it moved across the Atlantic and was reshaped by domestic Victorian debates about popular culture and taste, the worker versus the slave, popular education, and working class self-improvement.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521660266
ISBN-10: 0521660262
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2000
Pages: 150
Language: English

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