Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The following analysis of antislavery poetry evidences the shared language of abolition that incorporated the societal dynamics of law, gender, and race through shared themes of family, the assumed expectation of freedom, and legal references. This thesis focuses upon four women antislavery poets and analyzes their poems and their individual experiences with their sociohistorical contexts. The poems of Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Phillis Wheatley, and Sarah Forten show this shared transatlantic language of abolition.
Campbell, Kathleen, ""Bid Us Rise from Slavery and Live": Antislavery Poetry and the Shared Language of Transatlantic Abolition, 1770s-1830s." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015.