Publisher description for The poetry of slavery : an Anglo-American anthology, 1764-1865 / [edited by] Marcus Wood.


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This is the first book to collect the most important works of poetry generated by English and North American slavery. Mixing poetry by the major Anglo-American Romantic poets (Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Whittier, Longfellow, Lowell, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson) with curious, and sometimes brilliant verse by a range of now forgotten literary figures, the anthology is designed to aid students and teachers address the Anglo-American cultural inheritance of slavery.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Slavery -- Poetry.
Antislavery movements -- Poetry.
English poetry -- 18th century.
English poetry -- 19th century.
American poetry -- 18th century.
American poetry -- 19th century.
Slave trade -- Poetry.
Slaves -- Poetry.