Cultures of abolitionism

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 (Unpublished)


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.

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