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Mind-forg'd Manacles


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Foreword and Acknowledgements Mind-Forg'd Manacles: William Blake and Slavery (David Bindman) 'In My Original Free African State' (Darryl Pinckney) The Slave Trade Debate Illustrated William Blake's Printing Technique Plates William Blake Biography Glossary

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David Bindman has recently retired from a Professorship in the History of Art at University College London. He has specialised mainly in British art, and has written extensively on William Blake, including Blake as an Artist, 1977, and on Hogarth, and has made studies of eighteenth-century sculpture and caricature. He was responsible for the exhibition The Shadow of the Guillotine: the British response to the French Revolution at the British Museum in 1989, and Serious Comedy: Hogarth and his Times, also at the British Museum in 1997. In recent years he has worked on issues of race and representation in Ape to Apollo: aesthetics and the idea of race, 1700-1800, 2002, and is currently editing the remaining three volumes of the series The Image of the Black in Western Art, for the Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Darryl Pinckney is the author of a novel, High Cotton, 1992, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature, 2002, in Harvard's Alain Locke Lecture series. He is a visiting professor at Skidmore College, New York, where he teaches in the English and History departments. A long-time contributor to The New York Review of Books, he is currently completing a collection, Sold and Gone: Essays on African American Literature in the Twentieth Century.

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