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Slavery and the making of early American libraries, British literature, political thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814, Sean D. Moore

Summary
This volume explores how profits from slavery underpinned the dissemination of British literature in America during the eighteenth century and how the colonial book market was shaped, in part, by the demand of slave owners for metropolitan cultural capital
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Buying Oroonoko in Salem : sentimentality, spectacle, slavery, and the Salem Social Library -- "Whatever is, is right" : the Redwood Library and the reception of Pope's poetry in colonial Rhode Island -- They were prodigals and enslavers : patriarchy and the reading of Robinson Crusoe at the New York Society Library -- Slaves as securitized assets : Chrysal, or, The Adventures of a Guinea, paper money, and the Charleston Library Society -- "See Benezet's account of Africa throughout" : the genres of Equiano's Interesting Narrative and the Library Company of Philadelphia -- Conclusion : philanthropy recommended--slavery, the origins of the "charitable industrial complex," and the public sphere
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
New product edition.
Note
This edition previously issued in print: 2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (283 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780192573407

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