Colonialism and Gender Relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid: East Caribbean Connections

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 175 pages
Against the historical background of slavery and colonialism, this study investigates how white and Afro-Caribbean women writers have responded to feminist, abolitionist and post-emancipationist issues. It aims to reveal a relationship between colonial exploitation and female sexual oppression.

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Contents

Introduction
and the Problematic of Slavery
Early AfricanCaribbean Educators and the Thirst for Knowledge1
24
Anne Hart Gilbert
27
Elizabeth Hart Thwaites
35
Plantocratic Paradigms
55
Sargasso Sea The New Colonizer Arrives
80
Glossing Annie Johns Rebellion
106
Conclusion
129
Notes
135
Selective Bibliography
152
Index
161
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