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A radical change of heart: Robert Wedderburn’s last word on slavery

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This article introduces to modern scholarship An Address to Lord Brougham and Vaux, a recently rediscovered anti-abolitionist tract by the black radical author and orator Robert Wedderburn, written in 1831, towards the end of his life. It gives a brief biography of the author and introduces some of the key themes that characterised his earlier work. Questions of authenticity and authority are raised in the context of earlier appropriations of Wedderburn’s already fluid authorial identity and ...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Slavery and Abolition: a journal of slave and post-slave studies Journal website
Publication date:
2015
EISSN:
1743-9523
ISSN:
0144-039X
URN:
uuid:3d18dfc7-db10-415e-a031-da4f1f0341d9
Source identifiers:
577412
Local pid:
pubs:577412

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