By Stefan M. Wheelock
In an interdisciplinary examine of black highbrow heritage on the sunrise of the
19th century, Stefan M. Wheelock indicates how black antislavery writers have been capable to
counteract ideologies of white supremacy whereas fostering a feeling of racial neighborhood and
identification. the main figures he discusses—Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, David Walker, and
Maria Stewart—engaged the innovations of democracy, freedom, and equality as those principles ripened
in the context of racial terror and colonial hegemony. Wheelock highlights the methods in which
non secular and secular models of collective political future either competed and cooperated to
forge a imaginative and prescient for a extra excellent and simply society. through attractive to spiritual sensibilities and
calling for emancipation, those writers addressed slavery and its cultural referring to the
Atlantic in diverse, advanced, and occasionally contradictory methods in the course of a key interval in the
improvement of Western political identification and modernity.
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Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic by Stefan M. Wheelock