Measuring the Moment: Strategies of Protest in Eighteenth-century Afro-English Writing

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Susquehanna University Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 181 pages
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This work closely analyzes and evaluates the literary achievement and the sociopolitical impact of three eighteenth-century Anglo-African authors -- Ignatius Sancho, Ottobah Cugoano, and Olaudah Equiano -- and their work, which collectively represents the earliest emergence of black self-consciousness in England.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
13
The Black Presence
17
The Intellectual Milieu Contexts for Black Writing
43
Ignatius Sancho Moral Suasion and the Benevolent Self
73
Ottobah Cugoano The Appeal to Religion and the Intellectual Self
93
Olaudah Equiano The Appeal to Humanity and the Political Self
118
Conclusion
149
Notes
153
Bibliography
167
Index
174
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