Cultures of abolitionism

Carey, Brycchan (2007) Cultures of abolitionism. In: The Transatlantic Slave Trade; 15 Mar - 10 May 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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The abolition movement did not exist only in the corridors of power. As one of the first mass political movements it gave rise to – and was arguably born of – a wealth of cultural productions including poems, novels, plays, paintings, cartoons, sculptures, songs, and a range of personal writings from spiritual conversions to slave narratives. In this session, Brycchan Carey will survey the culture of abolitionism in the late eighteenth century to show their importance to the campaign.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Title: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Organising Body: National Maritime Museum
Research Area: English language and literature
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 16:54
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 16:54

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