Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid: East Caribbean Connections

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 175 pages
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Against the historical background of slavery and colonialism, this study investigates how white and Afro-Caribbean women writers have responded to feminist, abolitionist and post-emancipationist issues. It aims to reveal a relationship between colonial exploitation and female sexual oppression.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
and the Problematic of Slavery
8
Early AfricanCaribbean Educators and the Thirst for Knowledge1
34
Anne Hart Gilbert
37
Elizabeth Hart Thwaites
45
Plantocratic Paradigms
65
Sargasso Sea The New Colonizer Arrives
90
Glossing Annie Johns Rebellion
116
Conclusion
139
Notes
145
Selective Bibliography
162
Index
171

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