Chapter 1. Back to the Future: Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Black Authors

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Vincent Carretta Professor of English

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch1

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Carretta, V. (2010) Back to the Future: Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Black Authors, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. University of Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • back to the future: eighteenth - century transatlantic black authors;
  • eighteenth - century African diaspora - not restricted to people forcibly extracted from Africa;
  • Gronniosaw's tale - more color-conscious than Hammon's;
  • Marrant - first black Loyalist producing transatlantic spiritual autobiographies;
  • The Interesting Narrative - universally accepted fundamental text in slave narrative;
  • Phillis Wheatley - first published woman of African descent;
  • Williams, Sancho, Wheatley - major figures in the transatlantic debate over slavery;
  • Protest literature - not restricted to white opponents of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography