Abolitionism | Critical Essay by Moira Ferguson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Abolitionism.
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Critical Essay by Moira Ferguson

SOURCE: Ferguson, Moira. “British Women Writers and an Emerging Abolitionist Discourse.” Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 33, no. 1 (spring 1992): 3-23.

In the following essay, Ferguson describes why Hannah More was chosen by London's Abolition Committee to compose a poem condemning British slavery, and how her “Slavery: A Poem” influenced subsequent depictions of Africans as powerless and passive victims in need of European guidance and support.

Nothing in May 1789 is surely so interesting as the noble effort in asking for the abolition of the slave-trade. Nothing, I think, for centuries past, has done the nation so much honour; because it must have preceeded from the most liberal motives—the purest love of history and justice. The voice of the Negroes could not have made itself heard but by the ear of pity; they...

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