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Carolyn Prager
CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College (New York, NY 10007-1044)

English Renaissance Perceptions of Slavery in the New World

To study English perceptions of the New World slavery in the 16th and earlier 17th Centuries using documentary evidence in contemporary voyage literature, pro-colonial tract and sermon, political and philosophical essary, and general literature, especially the drama. The project will address itself in particular to the generation of a political rather than an ethical accommodation in England to the topical issue of slavery in the Americas.

Project fields:
British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 8/31/1975