Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

By Moira Ferguson

© 1992 – Routledge

466 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then chronicles writings by Anglo-Saxon women and one African-Caribbean ex-slave woman, from between 1670 and 1834, on the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves. Through studying the writings of around thirty women in total, Ferguson concludes that white British women, as a result of their class position, religious affiliation and evolving conceptions of sexual difference, constructed a colonial discourse about Africans in general and slaves in particular. Crucially, the feminist propensity to align with anti-slavery activism helped to secure the political self-liberation of white British women.

A fascinating and detailed text, this volume will be of particular interest to undergraduate students researching colonial British female writers, early feminist discourse, and the anti-slavery debate.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Phase One: 1. Colonial Slavery and Protest: Text and Context 2. Oroonoko: Birth of a Paradigm 3. Seventeenth-Century Quaker Women: Displacements, Colonialism, Anti-Slavery 4. Inkle and Yarico: an Anti-Slavery Reading 5. Sentiment and Amelioration 6. Emerging Resistance; Phase Two 7. The Parliamentary Campaign: New Debates 8. The Radical Impulse: Before the French Revolution 9. The Radical Impulse: After the French Revolution 10. Reactions to San Domingo (1): Cheap Repository Tracts 11. Reactions to San Domingo (2) Sentiment, Suicide, and Patriotism 12. Women in the Provinces and Across the Irish Sea: Explosion of Agitation 13. Extending Discourse and Changing Definitions 14. Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History
LIT004290
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors