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Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black Atlantic World J.R. Kerr-Ritchie

Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black Atlantic World

J.R. Kerr-Ritchie

Published June 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780807132326
Hardcover
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This exciting new study examines the role of British Abolition celebrations in the mobilization against American slavery in the Atlantic world between 1830 and 1860. Kerr-Ritchies argument is constructed through an analysis of social, political, andMoreThis exciting new study examines the role of British Abolition celebrations in the mobilization against American slavery in the Atlantic world between 1830 and 1860. Kerr-Ritchies argument is constructed through an analysis of social, political, and cultural history. It offers the first major examination of an important black institution and contributes greatly to scholarship concerned with the need to think, write, and research in hemispheric, cross-national, and international ways. Kerr-Ritchie demonstrates how culture and community were and can be political.