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Taking Hegel's well-known " Master-Slave Dialectic " as its start line, this wide-ranging publication examines portrayals of masters, slaves and servants in works through Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Collins and others. The questions raised approximately smooth mastery and slavery are pursued in terms of exciting nineteenth-century figures because the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue and the Jew.

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