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Henry Redhead Yorke, colonial radical [electronic resource] : politics and identity in the Atlantic world, 1772-1813 /
Amanda Goodrich.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
description
ix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781781448632 (ebk), 9781848935976
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
isbn
9781781448632 (ebk)
9781848935976
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The colonial periphery -- The colonial centre -- Citizen of the world -- Performance on the outdoor platform -- Up against the government and the law -- The trials -- Recanting -- A loyalist gentleman.
abstract
"This is a political, cultural and intellectual biography of the neglected but important figure, Henry Redhead Yorke. A West Indian of African/British descent, born into a slave society but educated in Georgian England, he developed a complex identity to which politics was key. The most revolutionary radical in Britain between 1793-5, Yorke then recanted his radicalism and died a loyalist gentleman. This book raises important issues about the impact of "outsider" politics in England and the complexities of politicization and identity construction in the Atlantic World. It restores a forgotten black writer to his due place in history"--
catalogue key
12585985
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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