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“Where blacks and whites in scorching valleys sweat”: British labouring-class writers and colonial slavery, 1660-1800

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This thesis develops the first full-length account of the representation of colonial slavery in British labouring-class writing from 1660 to 1800. It offers a critical reassessment of the diverse social and political significances of slavery across a range of texts and genres — from ballads, plays, romances, portraiture, and pageants, to transportation accounts, periodicals, satires, georgics, narrative poems, and anti-slavery polemics. Recent scholarship has presented labouring-class writ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9594-7835

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-5784-6806
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0001-8544-330X
Institution:
University of Bristol
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Role:
Examiner
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Programme:
Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships
Funding agency for:
Bridgen, A
Grant:
B106372J
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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