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English Trader, Indian Maid: Representing Gender, Race, and Slavery in the New World

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780801861062
Author(s): Frank Felsenstein
Format: Paperback
Year: 1999
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions: 150 x 226 x 22 (w x l x h)
Pages: 328
Pages: 17

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On March 13, 1711, an article appeared in "The Spectator" about Thomas Inkle, a young and aspiring English trader cast ashore in the Americas, who is saved from violent death by Yarico, a beautiful Indian maiden. When he and Yarico become lovers, Inkle promises to clothe her in silks and transport her in carriages when he returns with her to England. Some months later, they are picked up after Yarico succeeds in signaling a passing English ship. But upon reaching Barbados, Inkle immediately sells Yarico into slavery—raising the price he demands when he learns that Yarico is pregnant with his child.

Based on a real life account in Richard Ligon's "History of Barbados" published half a century earlier, the "Spectator" story caused a sensation as debate intensified over slavery in the British colonies—and it would be told and retold for decades as perhaps the most compelling "folk epic" of its age. In "English Trader, Indian Maid," Frank Felsenstein has assembled the main English versions of this once-famous story, including a newly rediscovered poetical epistle by Charles James Fox, one of the leading parliamentary promoters of the cause of abolition. As well as George Colman the Younger's still vibrant comic opera—considered by some the earliest English social problem play— Please click here to ask a question
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