Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical: Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813

1st Edition

Amanda Goodrich

Routledge
January 28, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 352 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781848935976 - CAT# Y211674
Series: The Enlightenment World

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Summary

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.

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