Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

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Contents
Acknowledgementsix
References and short titlesxi
1 Introduction1
2 The English and slavery13
How much people knew13
What scope there was to condemn22
Attitudes29
3 The Scriblerus Club39
Peace preliminaries and Swift (1710-11)39
The Treaty of Utrecht and Pope (January 1712-Spring 1713)47
Peace and Scriblerus (Summer 1713-14)57
4 Writing the peace63
The geography of the peace63
Swift’s Tory pamphleteering69
Poetry of war and peace76
Windsor-Forest 83
5 Pope89
Pope and Cato89
Pope and slavery99
6 Gay109
Gay, opposition, slavery109
The Captives and Polly 113

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • References and Short Titles xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The English and Slavery 13
  • 3 - The Scriblerus Club 39
  • 4 - Writing the Peace 63
  • 5 - Pope 89
  • 7 - Gay 109
  • 7 - Swift 121
  • 8 - Conclusion 147
  • Notes 153
  • Bibliography 173
  • Index 183
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