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Welcome to The Romantic Era Redefined

The Romantic Era Redefined is a searchable collection of works focusing in the period between 1800 and 1830, that will bring academic research libraries a new, genre-redefining electronic collection of Romantic-era literature. In partnership with Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Alexander Street Press will publish in this collection canonical and previously unrecognized writers from Britain, the British Empire, and North America. It currently contains over 161,000 pages. Learn More »
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Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period

Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period
Writers from the first and second generation of Romantics are represented in this 8 volumes set by Pickering & Chatto. Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation is composed of narratives by slaves themselves, essays on slave trade, race theories, social, and medical issues, magazine articles, poems, plays, and fiction writings on the subject bringing together a corpus of work that reflects the major issues concerning slavery and the status of the slave.

The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821

The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821, by Hester Lynch Piozzi
Hester Thrale, later Piozzi, was a British diarist, author and patron of the arts. After her first marriage she became part of the London society and met many literary figures of her time, such as Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Bishop Thomas Percy, Oliver Goldsmith and Frances Burney. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about eighteenth-century intellectual life.

Travels, Explorations and Empires, 1770–1835

Travels, Explorations and Empires, 1770–1835
The Romantic period was very rich in popular travel accounts that became the main source of cultural information about other peoples and their societies. The selection of writings in this 8 volume set published by Pickering & Chatto, “reflects the diversity of the literature, revealing something of the cultural and gender difference of the travelers, as well as fuelling debates on colonialism, natural history, anthropology and slavery.”.