Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

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Index

a
Addison, Joseph 20 , 24 , 25 ;
breach with Swift 49 ;
Campaign78 ;
essay on peace poetry 50 , 53 , 66 ;
Spectator53
Africa:
English ideas of 23 -4, 37 ;
non- existence in texts 66 , 106 ;
in peace poetry 65 , 66 , 68 ;
start of slave trade 34 , 58 -9;
travel to 132
Africans:
baptism 133 ;
English views of 23 , 24 -5, 29 ;
fears of cannibalism 131 ;
‘savage’ stereotype 118 , 130 , 141 , 142 , 144 ;
seen as commodities 22 , 60 ;
slaves shipped to Americas 57 -8;
status in England 17 ;
sympathy for 24 -5, 28
America 64
anarchy 71 , 163 , n. 19
Anglo-Irish:
and status of native Irish 126
Anne, Queen 54 , 72 , 85 ;
death 89
Antigua 20 , 21
anti-slavery ideas 28 , 30 ;
religious scruples 28
Arbuthnot, John 49 , 69 ;
Art of Political Lying50 -1;
John Bull pamphlets 49 - 50 ;
and Scriblerus Club 39 , 41 ,
Aristotle 24
Art of Political Lying69
Asiento contract 2 , 39 , 70 , 75 , 85 ;
Dutch claim 46 ,70, 72 , 73 , 74 -5;
obscured in peace poems 68 , 77 ;
role in slave trade 1 , 13 , 20 , 21 , 34 , 39 , 44 , 58 , 131 ;
Swift on 72
Atkins, John 14 , 28 , 31 -2
Atlantic 64 ;
selective geography of 64 -8;
slave trade route see middle passage
Atterbury, Francis 92

b
banzo10
Barbados 20 , 21 , 113 , 163 , n. 13
Barbot, Jean 9 , 31
Behn, Aphra 19 , 23 , 118 ;
Oroonoko19
see alsoOroonoko
Black Act 1723 37
Blackmore, Richard 6 , 78 , 79 , 85
Bolingbroke, Viscount see St John, Henry
Bosman, William 13 , 17 , 18 , 20 , 23 , 30 , 31 , 142
Boyer, Abel 48
Bristol:
and slave trade 57
Britain 13 ;
Francophobia 27
British:
and liberty 27
British Journal26 , 27 , 28 , 33 , 100 -1, 105
Broome, William 79
Brothers’ Club 40 , 51
Brydges, James, Duke of Chandos 21 , 89
Burton, Robert 131

c
cannibalism 117 ;
A Modest Proposal129 -32, 135 -6
Caribbean:
idealized in peace poetry 67 ;
omitted from poems 68 ;
slave deaths 20 ;
rivalry over 73 ;
rumoured expedition to 43 , 46 ;
triangular voyage 7
Carteret, John, Earl Granville 92
Caryll, John 52 -3, 54 , 66
Catholicism:
France 50 , 54 ;
Spain 68 ;
Whig hatred of 50 , 54
Catholics:
‘atrocities’ reported 54 ;
career limits on 52
Cato complex (Pope) 90 -8, 99 - 100 , 101 , 105 , 149
Cato (Addison) 24 , 49 , 57 , 91 , 114
Cato of Utica 90 -1, 114
Cato’s Letters24 , 26 , 35 -6, 125 , 142
Chandos, Duke of see Brydges, James
Chile 64 , 65 , 82

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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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