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The Ethical Atlantic

Advocacy Networking and the Slavery Narrative, 1830-1850

Author(s): Michelle Gadpaille

Book Description

In the waning decades of British colonial slavery, the Atlantic Ocean became a corridor for ethical advocacy to call attention to the condition of slaves, ex-slaves and North American Natives. A two-way flow of activists, orators, articles, pamphlets and opinions transformed the Atlantic into an effective trans-national network. This book asks how the Atlantic network created, shared and exploited individual texts in the manufacture of valuable advocacy products.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2429-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2429-9
Date of Publication: 01/04/2019
Pages / Size: 209 / A5
Price: £58.99


Michelle Gadpaille was educated at Yale University and the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto, and is the author of The Canadian Short Story and As She Should Be: Codes of Conduct in Canadian Women’s Writing. She recently edited the collection Engendering Difference: Sexism, Power and Politics, and has also published several research articles on New World slave narratives.