Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery by Deirdre ColemanRomantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery by Deirdre Coleman

Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery

byDeirdre Coleman

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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Deirdre Coleman examines Romantic initiatives to establish an empire without slaves, one that would also encompass revolutionary sexual, racial, and labor changes. The loss of Britain's transatlantic empire precipitated much debate about the nature of colonization from 1770 to 1800. Combined with the changing impact of colonialism and immigration in England, the growing popularity of the anti-slavery movement prompted many utopian and Romantic responses to colonization.
Title:Romantic Colonization and British Anti-SlaveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521102715

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the Cowpastures; 1. Henry Smeathman, imperial flycatcher and aeronaut; 2. The 'microscope of enthusiasm': Swedenborgian ideas about Africa; 3. Rallying under the flag of Empire: the Nova Scotians in Sierra Leone; 4. 'New Albion': the camp at Port Jackson; 5. Etiquettes of colonisation and dispossession; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"A great strength of the book is its historical depth. Coleman is a literary scholar who is also an extremely good historian. She uncovers compelling evidence about the people who produced the texts she examines; the study of the 'flycatcher' Smeathman is done particularly well. Coleman has an eye for contradiction and ambiguity. She allows her subjects to breathe, as it were, and doesn't try to smooth over human complexity.... The vivid detail and deft nuance of each study makes every section not only illuminating but also very readable. - The International Journal of African Historical Studies