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Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports

Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (Paperback)

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How did witnesses of slavery relate their experiences and what effect did their reports have? This book examines travel accounts, fictions, poetry, and legal texts to analyze direct and indirect encounters with slavery in the antebellum United States. It discusses the rhetorical politics of British and American, and black and white, observations of slavery. The discussion raises critical questions about the role of witness and its link with political action, both in antebellum and contemporary America.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasLanguages with Grant & CutlerEnglishELT background & reference material Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 06/02/2008 ISBN-13: 9780820495415  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The Author: Joe Lockard is Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University and directs the Antislavery Literature Project.

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