Slave Suicide, Abolition and the Problem of Resistance

@article{Bell2012SlaveSA,
  title={Slave Suicide, Abolition and the Problem of Resistance},
  author={R. Bell},
  journal={Slavery & Abolition},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={525 - 549}
}
  • R. Bell
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Slavery & Abolition
  • Shifting calculations about the political palatability of representing slave suicide in American abolitionist print culture reveal the extent to which debates about agency, power and consent – and thus about self-destruction – lay at the heart of that new nation's struggle over the future of slavery. Was a slave's suicide an act of principled resistance to tyranny that challenged the hypocrisy of the revolutionary settlement? Or was it a measure of abject victimhood that begged for humanitarian… CONTINUE READING
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