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Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810, edited by James G. Basker

Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810
Amazing grace
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an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810
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edited by James G. Basker
"This volume is the first anthology of poetic writings on slavery from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic during the Enlightenment - the crucial period that saw the height of the slave trade but also the origins of the anti-slavery movement. Bringing together more than four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works that were written by more than two hundred and fifty poets, both famous and unknown, the book charts the emergence of slavery as part of the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. The book includes: poems by forty women, ranging from abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Robinson to Frances Seymour, the Countess of Herford; works by more than twenty African or African American poets, including familiar names (Phillis Wheatley), intriguing figures (Afro-Dutch Latin scholar Johannes Capitein), and newly rediscovered black poets (an anonymous veteran of the Revolutionary War); and poetry by such canonical writers as Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake, Boswell, Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge." "The poems speak of the themes of slavery: capture, torture, endurance, rebellion, thwarted romances, and spiritual longing. They also raise intriguing questions about the contradictions between cultural attitudes and public policy of the time. Writers such as these, suggests editor James Basker, were not complicit in the imperial project or indifferent about slavery but actually laid the groundwork for the political changes that would follow."--Jacket
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Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810, edited by James G. Basker
Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810, edited by James G. Basker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Henry King -- Edmund Hickeringill -- John Dryden -- Samuel Butler -- Michael Wigglesworth -- Thomas Jordan -- Thomas Flatman -- Aphra Behn -- ["Ephelia"] -- James Revel -- Thomas Tryon ["Philotheos Physiologus"] -- Elkanah Settle -- Thomas Southerne -- William Congreve -- John Saffin -- Daniel Defoe -- Samuel Sewall -- Bernard Mandeville -- Edmund Arwaker -- Thomas Walduck -- Alexander Pope -- Frances Seymour [neé Thynne], Countess of Hertford, later Duchess of Somerset -- William Pattison -- John Gay -- Stephen Duck -- Anonymous ("Sable") -- John Whaley -- Richard Savage -- Samuel Richardson -- Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein [or Captain] -- Robert Blair -- Edward Kimber -- William Shenstone -- James Thomson -- Thomas Bacon -- Lucy Terry -- Wiliam Dodd -- Samuel Johnson -- John Winstanley -- Cornelius Arnold -- Samuel Bowden -- John Dyer -- Anonymous ("Agricola") -- Francis Williams -- John Hawkesworth -- James Beattie -- John MacLaurin, later Lord Dreghorn -- Bryan Edwards -- Jupiter Hammon -- Isaac Teale -- Charles Churchill -- James Grainger -- Michael Wodhull -- Edward Jerningham -- John Singleton -- Phillis Wheatley -- Issac Bickerstaffe -- Anonymous ["a Clergyman"]
  • Thomas Chatterton -- Thomas Boulton -- Jane Dunlap -- Thomas Thistlethwaite ["S.E."] -- William Roscoe -- Daniel Bliss -- Thomas Day -- Percival Stockdale -- Anonymous ["Bob Jingle, Esq."] -- Edward Long -- William Hayward Roberts -- Mary Scott -- John Wesley -- Anonymous ["T."] -- "Cecilia" [unidentified daughter of Ezra Stiles] -- Myles Cooper -- Lemuel Haynes -- Ignatius Sancho -- John Trumbull -- James Boswell -- Philip Freneau -- Anonymous [signed "Kingston, Jamaica, twentieth May 1776"] -- William Julius Mickle -- Mary Robinson -- John Codrington Bampfylde -- Joel Barlow -- James Delacourt [or De-La-Cour] -- Anonymous ["a native of the West Indies"] -- John Newton -- Edward Thompson -- Charles Dibdin -- [Levi Maxcy] -- Mary Deverell ["Philanthea"] -- William Cowper -- [George] Gregory -- George Crabbe -- Henry James Pye -- Hugh Mulligan -- William Hayley -- Captain J. Marjoribanks -- John Wolcot -- George Colman -- Eliza Knipe -- Hannah More -- Edward Rushton -- Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins -- John Williams -- Harriet Falconar -- Maria Falconar -- John Ferriar -- Robert Merry ["Della Crusca"] -- Samuel Jackson Pratt ["Courtney Melmoth"] -- Helen Maria Williams -- Ann Yearsley
  • Thomas Bellamy -- William Blake -- Erasmus Darwin -- Olaudah Equiano, or "Gustavus Vassa" -- Francis Hopkinson -- William Hutchinson -- John Jamieson -- Frank Sayers -- James Field Stanfield -- Joanna Baillie -- Thomas Dermody -- Charles Dunster -- John Marriott -- Joseph Mather -- Susanna Pearson -- Joseph Sansom -- Benjamin Banneker -- Anna Letitia Barbauld -- William Lisle Bowles -- Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone -- Robert Southey -- John Walsh -- Mary Birkett -- Robert Burns -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- John Collins -- James Grahame -- Henry Evans Holder -- Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton -- Samuel Rogers -- Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins -- T. Woolston -- John Thelwall -- Richard Bingham Davis -- Timothy Dwight -- Eaglesfield Smith and Hannah More -- Anonymous ["Matilda"] -- Anonymous ["L.B.C." of Arlington, Bennington County, Vt.] -- Anonymous African woman and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire -- Charles Crawford -- Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin -- Susanna Mason -- Thomas James Mathias -- Captain Thomas Morris -- Anonymous ("a very ingenious lady, and a devout Christian") -- Frances Holcroft -- William Shepherd -- Robert Anderson
  • Thomas Gisborne -- James Orr -- Mary Stockdale -- Thomas Campbell -- Archibald M'Laren -- James Cobb -- David Humphreys -- Leigh Hunt -- John Leyden -- Anonymous ("a person confined in the state-prison") -- Joseph Dennie -- John Quincy Adams ["Thomas Paine"] -- Amelia Opie -- Susanna Watts -- William Wordsworth -- Joseph Warren Brackett -- William C. Foster -- Anonymous ["A. A."] -- Thomas Moore -- Charlotte Smith -- Thomas Branagan -- Thomas Green Fessenden ["Christopher Caustic"] -- James Hammond -- James Montgomery -- Isabella Oliver [Sharp] -- Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger -- Charlotte Smith Richardson -- Henry Kirke White -- George Dyer -- Richard Mant -- Richard Alfred Millikin [or Milliken] -- Anne Ritson -- Anonymous ("a young man [who served under] Commodore Decatur") -- Anonymous ["Aliquis"] -- Anonymous ["A"] -- James Fenn -- Michael Fortune -- Joshua Marsden -- Henry Johnson -- Bernard Barton -- Mary and Charles Lamb -- Robert Y. Sidney -- Nancy Dennis Sproat -- Peter Williams, Jr. -- Robert Tannahill -- William Hamilton -- Anonymous ["J. Lowbard"] -- Mary Russell Mitford -- George White
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