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By Cassander L. Smith

As Spain and England vied for dominance of the Atlantic international through the 16th and 17th centuries, mounting political and spiritual tensions among the 2 empires raised a troubling specter for modern British writers trying to justify early English imperial efforts. particularly, those writers concerned about encounters with black Africans during the Atlantic global, trying to use those issues of touch to articulate and protect England’s worldwide targets. In Black Africans within the British mind's eye, Cassander L. Smith investigates how the actual presence of black Africans either enabled and disrupted English literary responses to Spanish imperialism. by means of analyzing the level to which this inhabitants helped to form early English narratives, from political pamphlets to travelogues, Smith deals new views at the literary, social, and political effect of black Africans within the early Atlantic world.

With distinctive research of the earliest English-language money owed from the Atlantic global, together with writings via Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Ralegh, and Richard Ligon, Smith techniques touch narratives from the point of view of black Africans, recuperating figures usually relegated to the margins. This interdisciplinary examine explores understandings of race and cross-cultural interplay and revises notions of whiteness, blackness, and indigeneity. Smith finds the level to which touch with black Africans impeded English efforts to stigmatize the Spanish empire as villainous and to malign Spain’s management of its colonies. moreover, her research illustrates how black presences inspired the narrative offerings of eu (and later Euro-American) writers, supplying a extra nuanced realizing of black Africans’ function in modern literary productions of the region.

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