Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Genius in bondage : literature of the early Black Atlantic / edited by Vincent Carreta and Philip Gould
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
Online access available from:
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction / Vincent Carretta and Philip Gould; PART ONE ""RACE"" AND ""GENDER"" IN THE EARLY BLACK ATLANTIC; ""Betrayed by Some of My Own Complexion"": Cugoano, Abolition, and the Contemporary Language of Racialism; NOTES; NOTES; Race, Redemption, and Captivity in the Narratives of Briton Hammon and John Marrant; Being a Man: Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho; NOTES; Volatile Subjects: The History of Mary Prince; THE ""HISTORY""; MARGINALIA; MR PRINGLE; Miss STRICKLAND; AUTHORIZATION; VOLATILE BODIES; NOTES
Fifth of July: Nathaniel Paul and the Construction of Black NationalismNOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
PART TWO MARKET CULTURE AND RACIAL AUTHORITYLetters of the Old Calibar Slave Trade, 1760-1789; APPENDIX; GRANDY KING GEORGE; NOTES; ""Remarkable Liberty"": Language and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Black Autobiography; THE FREE CARPENTER; THE VENTURE CAPITALIST; NOTES; ""Property of Author"": Olaudah Equiano's Place in the History of the Book; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; WORKS CITED; PART THREE LANGUAGE AND THE ""OTHER"": THE QUESTION OF DIFFERENCE; ""Surprizing Deliverance""?: Slavery and Freedom, Language, and Identity in the Narrative of Briton Hammon, ""A Negro Man""
SLAVERY, FREEDOM, AND AUTHORITY IN THE ATLANTIC WORLDSLAVERY, PRINT, AND THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY AND ALLEGIANCE IN LATE-COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS; CODA-NEW BEGINNINGS; NOTES; On Her Own Footing: Phillis Wheatley in Freedom; NOTES; ""Thou Hast the Holy Word"": Jupiter Hammon's ""Regards"" to Phillis Wheatley; NOTES; Ignatius Sancho's Letters: Sentimental Libertinism and the Politics of Form; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Benjamin Banneker's Revision of Thomas Jefferson: Conscience Versus Science in the Early American Antislavery Debate; NOTES; WORKS CITED
Summary Until fairly recently, critical studies and anthologies of African American literature generally began with the 1830s and 1840s. Yet there was an active and lively transatlantic black literary tradition as early as the 1760s. Genius in Bondage situates this literature in its own historical terms, rather than treating it as a sort of prologue to later African American writings. The contributors address the shifting meanings of race and gender during this period, explore how black identity was cultivated within a capitalist economy, discuss the impact of Christian religion and the Enlightenment
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Equiano, Olaudah, 1745-1797. Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano.
Hammon, Briton. Narrative of the uncommon sufferings, and surprising deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro man
Sancho, Ignatius, 1729-1780 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation.
African literature (English)
Africans -- Foreign countries -- Historiography.
Blacks in literature.
English literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
Slaves' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Carretta, Vincent.
Gould, Philip, 1960-
ISBN 0813122031
0813159466 (electronic bk.)
9780813159461 (electronic bk.)