Commerce and Antislavery in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
By (author) Philip Gould
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Barbaric Traffic by Philip Gould
Book DescriptionStudying the rhetoric of various antislavery genres - from pamphlets, poetry and novels to slave narratives and the literature of disease - Gould exposes the close relation between antislavery writings and commercial capitalism. By distinguishing between good commerce, or the importing of commodities that refined manners, and bad commerce, like the slave trade, the literature offered both a critique and an outline of acceptable forms of commercial capitalism. A challenge to the premise that objections to the slave trade were rooted in modern laissez-faire capitalism, Gould's work revises - and expands - our understanding of antislavery literature as a form of cultural criticism in its own right.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674011663
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philip Gould
Writing the Rebellion, Paperback (May 2016)
Writing the Rebellion presents a cultural history of loyalist writing in early America, dissolving the old legend that loyalists were more British than American, and patriots the embodiment of a new sensibility.
When I Die, Paperback (April 2013)
Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone'
Unfinished Revolution, Paperback (September 2011)
'A brilliant analysis of aspects of our time in government that complements the earlier edition's description of the way we won power in 1997' Tony Blair, from the Foreword
Covenant and Republic, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Philip Gould
A 1997 study of historical romance in the early American republic, with a particular focus on the historical literature of Puritanism.
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Author Biography - Philip Gould
Philip Gould is Professor of English at Brown University.
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