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Author LinkBoulukos, George.
Title LinkThe grateful slave : the emergence of race in eighteenth-century British and American culture / by George Boulukos.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description viii, 280 p. :  ill. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Originally published: 2008.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p.246-272) and index.
Contents Contents: The prehistory of the grateful slave -- The origin of the grateful slave: Daniel Defoe’s Colonel Jack, 1722 -- The evolution of the grateful slave 1754-1777: the emergence of racial difference in the slavery debate and the novel -- The 1780s: transition -- Gratitude in the black Atlantic: Equiano writes back, 1789 -- The 1790s: ameliorationist convergence -- Epilogue: grateful slaves, faithful slaves, mammies and martyrs: the transatlantic afterlife of the grateful slave.
Summary This book provides a fresh account of the development of racial difference in the eighteenth-century English-speaking world.
Subject LinkEnglish literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
LinkAmerican literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
LinkSlavery in literature.
LinkRace in literature.
LinkGratitude in literature.
LinkDifference (Psychology) in literature.
LinkAfrican Americans in literature.

System Number 000677992
ISBN Link9780521188661 (pbk.)
Link0521188660 (pbk.)

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