Seeking Refuge in a "Foreign Clime": Ellen and William Craft and the 1851 Census

Bridget Bennett

University of Leeds

Bridget Bennett is Professor of American Literature and Culture in the School of English, University of Leeds. She has published widely on transatlantic spiritualism and transatlantic literary relations, and is currently completing a monograph, Home, Danger and the Literary Imagination.   Her essay “‘The Silence Surrounding the Hut’: Invisible Slaves and Vanished Indians in Wieland” will appear in Early American Literature in 2018.  She is starting a new research project titled Archives of the Dissenting Atlantic: From Local to Transatlantic.


My paper engages with reimagining the transatlantic climate of abolition by focus on a specific incident. Wilson Armistead, a Yorkshire Quaker merchant, abolitionist, and prolific author, hosted Ellen and William Craft in his... [ view full abstract ]


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P56 » Materializing the Atlantic Climate of Antislavery (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment E)

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