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Brycchan Carey   Brycchan Carey

Brycchan Carey is an academic and author specialising in the history and culture of slavery and abolition in the British Empire. This site offers pages dedicated to black British writers before 1850, in particular Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, and Ottobah Cugoano, as well as resources for the study of slavery, abolition, and emancipation, British Abolitionists, and e-texts of otherwise difficult-to-obtain texts, such as eighteenth-century poems about slavery. You will also find images and opinions about Cornwall, Brycchan's childhood home, and Gamlingay, Brycchan's current home. Brycchan's most recent book, on the birth of American antislavery, is From Peace to Freedom.

  From Peace to Freedom - cover


Inspection and Sale of a Negro   Slavery, Emancipation, and Abolition

I have been working on the topic for almost two decades, so, as you'd expect, much of my website is concerned with the history and literature of slavery and abolition, and with black writers in eighteenth-century Britain. The main pages are:

 
Ignatius Sancho
Olaudah Equiano


The Grenville Stamps, at Troon   Interests, Career, Publications

  From Peace to Freedom - cover   British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility - cover


Who is this Brycchan Carey, anyway?

I am Professor of English Literature at Kingston University in Surrey, United Kingdom. I am a specialist in the literature and culture of the eighteenth century, and I work primarily on empire, slavery, and abolition.

My early work was on antislavery rhetoric, but in recent years I have mostly worked on the relationship between literature, culture, and place, particularly in relation to the British and American slave trade. I have also researched the ways in which slavery was experienced locally in London, Guernsey, Cornwall, Barbados, and Pennsylvania.

I am currently Deputy Chair of The Association for Study of Literature and the Environment (UK and Ireland), Treasurer of The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Coordinator of Gamlingay Environmental Action Group. I am the immediate past president of The Literary London Society.

My most recent book is From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761, which is about the development of Quaker antislavery thought in the British American colonies. It was published by Yale University Press in 2012. I am currently writing a book on the relationship between slavery and environmental discourse.

And yes, my name is spelled (or spelt) incorrectly. The proper Welsh spelling is "Brychan". Click here to see why

I hope you've enjoyed your visit. I'm always adding to my site and I'm always glad to hear your views on what I'm doing. If you'd like to get in touch please send me email, but before you do, do read the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have nothing better to do, why not take a look at all the books I've written and edited or, if you're really keen, you could read my CV. If you'd like to receive regular updates about this site and my other activities, you could follow me on Twitter.

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* Brycchan Carey's Website was first created in July 1999 *
* This page last updated on 28 September 2014 * © Brycchan Carey 1999-2014 *
* This page is: http://www.brycchancarey.com/index.htm, first created in April 2002 *