Romantic ecologies and colonial cultures in the British Atlantic world, 1770-1850 /

Why did Afro-British writer and abolitionist Ignatius Sancho rail against the abuse of domestic animals in the eighteenth-century London marketplace? Why did Samuel Taylor Coleridge attack the institution of slavery by writing a poem about animal rights? Did William Blake's allegorical depictio...

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Main Author: Hutchings, Kevin 1960- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Why did Afro-British writer and abolitionist Ignatius Sancho rail against the abuse of domestic animals in the eighteenth-century London marketplace? Why did Samuel Taylor Coleridge attack the institution of slavery by writing a poem about animal rights? Did William Blake's allegorical depiction of American colonialism as an act of sexual and ecological violence make him an early ecofeminist? When nineteenth-century Ojibwa author George Copway invoked Wordsworthian Romanticism and quoted various European Romantic poets in his autobiographical accounts of traditional Indigenous hunting practices and religious beliefs, was he embracing - or rejecting - the still-influential Romantic ideal of the "ecologically noble savage"?
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 226 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index.
ISBN:9780773576810
0773576819
1282867253
9781282867253