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Published: 24 November 2016

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780190272586

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Black Prometheus

Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Jared Hickman

  • Recovers the powerful, enduring legacy of antiquity's Prometheus for a phalanx of writers and thinkers in the Age of Atlantic Slavery
  • Establishes a rich transnational network for understanding Atlantic slavery, challenging traditional views of race, religion, and globalization
  • Recasts responses to slavery by Voltaire, the Shelleys, William Blake, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, Frederick Douglass, and the astronomer Benjamin Banneker
  • Enlivened by an interdisciplinary approach that draws on theology, intellectual history, philosophy, and literary studies