Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century share button
Vincent Carretta
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)
Pages 416
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date December 2003
ISBN 9780813190761
Book ISBN 10 0813190762
About Book
Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, capturing the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic--America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa--between 1760 and 1798.

African American Review

This excellent anthology meets a longstanding need for a scholarly collection of early Anglo African and African American writers.

From the Publisher

"An important work for gaining an understanding of a heretofore little examined aspect of the eighteenth century." -- Bloomsbury Review

"The selection of texts is diverse and wide-ranging.... The most comprehensive anthology on the subject and deserves to become the standard text for students in eighteenth-century studies and American studies." -- British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies

"Establishes the canon of Black diasporic authors writing in English in the 18th century and makes the texts accessible to scholars and students." -- East-Central Intelligencer

"Carretta has done eighteenth-century studies an immeasurable service.... The definitive anthology of black writing of the eighteenth-century African diaspora, serving the purpose of both introduction to and contestation of the overlapping fields of American, British, religious, and African studies." -- Eighteenth-Century Fiction

"Most challenging and exhaustive, both in quality and quantity of research, presentation, scope, and premise. Carretta seeks to validate what for him is an unbroken link of unshackled black literary voices." -- Eighteenth-Century Studies

"This is the most comprehensive collection of writings by people of African descent on both sides of the Atlantic more than 200 years ago." -- Lexington Herald-Leader

"An excellent anthology." -- Times Literary Supplement

"Cause for celebration.... Will no doubt contribute to the ongoing rethinking of the eighteenth-century canon." -- Year's Work in English Studies