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Tea and Memory

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter centers on the private spaces of sociability and everyday life where memories were made in the context of personal relationships. Drawing on texts commemorating individual people of ... More


An African Diasporic Critique of Violence

James Edward Ford III

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter makes a critique of violence a central heading for understanding black thought, aesthetics, and politics. This is important not only because of how the Black Radical Tradition has ... More


Becoming Colored in Occom and Wheatley’s Early America

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 1 shows how protestant religious thinking about the body and the distinctions among humankind’s varieties inform Samson Occom’s and Phillis Wheatley’s portrayals of racialization. Drawing ... More


The Ethiop’s Verse: The Limits of Poetic Capacity and Espousal Piety

Wendy Raphael Roberts

in Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510278
eISBN:
9780197510308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510278.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that Phillis Wheatley engaged and contested the tradition and history of revival poetics that the first three chapters trace. Wheatley’s poetics entail subtle yet poignant ... More


Friendship, Slavery and the Politics of Pity, Including a Visit from Phillis Wheatley

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes the friendship, concentrating on the sentimentalism of the period and its relation to a notion of ‘imperial recoil’. It also evaluates the place of friendship in the poetics of ... More


Phillis Wheatley and the Affairs of State

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter considers Phillis Wheatley as a political actor within the context of revolutionary-era Boston, and her political poetry as representative of the genre eighteenth-century readers would ... More


Adult Independence and Thelimits of Revolution

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how female intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic began to fight for a woman's right to govern herself. With the American and French Revolutions as background, it discusses ... More


Organizing Literature

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Modern literature was organized into genres and canons, constituting a new assemblage that adapted resources available in eighteenth-century cultures of letters. Poetry, drama, fiction, and ... More


Rites of Dissent: Literatures of Enthusiasm and the American Revolution

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Against the dominant interpretation of the American Revolution as a conservative historical phenomenon, this chapter argues for a reading of the event in which enthusiastic “rites of dissent” play a ... More


Believing in Ethiopians

Maghan Keita

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses contributions of African American intellectuals to the debates inherent to Martin Bernal's controversial thesis on the origins of Western Classical Civilization. Pre‐dating ... More


Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

On July 11, 1761, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a young child slave and was raised by the family of her purchaser, John Wheatley. At the age of 12, Wheatley published her first poem in a ... More


The Writing on the Wall: Revolutionary Aesthetics and Interior Spaces

Ivy G. Wilson

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how political subtexts are illustrated through the use of a revolutionary aesthetic that stages questions about the relation between iconography and interiority. Beginning with ... More


Innovative (But not “American”) Theologies in the Era of the Revolution

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The theological innovations that occurred prior to 1790 resulted largely from the importation of European progressive theology and from the extension of traditional pietistic impulses. Innovations ... More


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


A Selection of Poems

Phillis Wheatley

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a selection of Phillis Wheatley's poems. Wheatley was kidnapped from an unknown location in Africa, and then forced on board a slave ship and sold to the Boston merchant John ... More


Setting the Standards

Allison K. Lange

in Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703244
eISBN:
9780226703381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Picturing Political Power tracks the ways that women gradually transformed public images of gender and political power. The story begins with portraits of Phillis Wheatley, Martha Washington, and ... More


Persons without Objects: Afro-American Materialisms from Fetishes to Personhood

Monique Allewaert

in Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter delves deeper into the discussion of alternative conceptions of the body and personhood. Its central argument is that the fetish artifacts produced by Afro-Americans presume a dispersed ... More


Romantic Re-embodiment and Beyond

Dustin D. Stewart

in Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This final chapter has two distinct objectives. The first half approaches William Wordsworth as an exemplary poet of the moderate Enlightenment, offsetting his early desire to fly from physicality ... More


Epilogue: Fishbones

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The epilogue follows the commemoration of Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, and other Revolutionary‐era blacks through the Civil War and beyond. It also considers how William Cooper Nell's call for ... More


Ambiguity

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 2 examines disputes over ambiguity, in which interpreters argue over a single linguistic form that evokes distinct alternative meanings. The chapter classifies three types of ambiguity ... More


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