Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical : Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813 Hardback
Part of the The Enlightenment World series
This is a political, cultural and intellectual biography of the neglected but important figure, Henry Redhead Yorke.
A West Indian of African/British descent, born into a slave society but educated in Georgian England, he developed a complex identity to which politics was key.
The most revolutionary radical in Britain between 1793-5, Yorke then recanted his radicalism and died a loyalist gentleman.
This book raises important issues about the impact of "outsider" politics in England and the complexities of politicization and identity construction in the Atlantic World.
It restores a forgotten black writer to his due place in history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 312 pages, 3 Halftones, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/02/2019
- Category: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781848935976