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Ferguson, Moira

Overview
Works: 41 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 11,607 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Feminist fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Autobiographies  Gothic fiction  Records and correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5841.W8, 823.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Moira Ferguson
Mary Wollstonecraft by Moira Ferguson( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Wollstonecraft
First feminists : British women writers, 1578-1799( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Moira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known figures and from fiction, polemic and poetry to illustrate the long and diverse history of feminist reflection up to and including Mary Wollstonecraft ... Good reading for scholars and a fine book for classroom use."--Natalie Zemon Davis."--Back cover
The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slave by Mary Prince( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Prince was the first black British woman to escape from slavery and publish a record of her experiences. In this unique document, Mary Prince vividly recalls her life as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island, Antigua, and England, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in London in 1828." "In this revised and expanded edition of The History of Mary Prince, Moira Ferguson has added new material based on extensive research in Bermuda and London. The book contains a new introduction and nine new appendixes, including details of Mary Prince's experiences as a freewoman in England, and excerpts from prominent British periodicals of the day, reflecting the reactions against the original publication of The History of Mary Prince."--Jacket
Jamaica Kincaid : where the land meets the body by Moira Ferguson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines all of Kincaid's writings up to 1992, focusing especially on their entwinement of personal and political identity
Colonialism and gender relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid : East Caribbean connections by Moira Ferguson( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing On Antigua, Dominica, and England, this book contributes to post-colonial and cultural studies by juxtaposing British and Caribbean writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries." "Ferguson highlights usually veiled intersections between the texts of Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Anne Hart Gilbert, Elizabeth Hart Thwaites, Jean Rhys, and Jamaica Kincaid, and underscores their feminist agendas in the context of slavery and colonialism." "Beginning with a discussion of Wollstonecraft's polemic for women's rights in the metropolitan center, Ferguson shows how that polemic linked colonial slavery to female subjugation and male desire. In the very different social context of Antigua, Gilbert and Thwaites engaged in struggles on behalf of literacy and abolitions." "In the doubled context of England and Antigua, Ferguson then examines the centrality of slavery to Austen's Mansfield Park, and concludes with a lively reading of texts by Jean Rhys and Jamaica Kincaid which display differing views of the British imperial project." "Colonialism and Gender from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid traces a discourse of struggle between writers and activists at the metropolitan center and those at the political periphery. "The continuum of their writings," notes Ferguson, "further suggests that during 150 years of slavery, emancipation, and postcolonialism, recognition of the link between gender and colonial relations became commensurately more clear.""--Jacket
Subject to others : British women writers and colonial slavery, 1670-1834 by Moira Ferguson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betoogd wordt dat teksten van Britse witte vrouwen die ageerden tegen slavernij onderdeel waren van een koloniaal en imperialistisch vertoog
Eighteenth-century women poets : nation, class, and gender by Moira Ferguson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Black women : an anthology of nineteenth-century writers from the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Caribbean by Moira Ferguson( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine Black Women brings together for the first time work by some of the earliest black women writers from the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, and the United States. The writings here represent a variety of genres, regions, professions, and political perspectives and provide a glimpse into the lives of women, slave and free, who coped with extreme racism and sexism." "With an introduction that contains copious biographical details about each writer and a brief chronology preceding each text, Nine Black Women is a unique collection of original works."--Jacket
The Hart sisters : early African Caribbean writers, evangelicals, and radicals by Moira Ferguson( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters of a black slaveholder father, Anne Hart Gilbert and Elizabeth Hart Thwaites were among the first educators of slaves and free African Caribbeans in late 18th and early 19th century Antigua. This is a collection of the writings of these members of the "free colored" community who married white men and played an active role in society
Animal advocacy and Englishwomen, 1780-1900 : patriots, nation, and empire by Moira Ferguson( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal Advocacy and Englishwomen, 1780-1900: Patriots, Nation, and Empire focuses on women writers and their struggle to protect animals from abuse in Britain's transition from preindustrial to Victorian society. Looking critically at the work of Sarah Trimmer, Susanna Watts, Elizabeth Heyrick, Anna Sewell, and Frances Power Cobbe, Moira Ferguson explores the links between Britain's evolving self-definition and the debate over the humane treatment of animals. Ferguson contends that animal-advocacy writing during this period provided a means for women to register their moral outrage over national problems extending far beyond those of animal abuse, effectively allowing them to achieve a public voice as citizens. The writers in question represent multiple genres, time frames, and political approaches. Taken together, their productive lives span more than a century. They are ideologically divided on animal protection, and their political identities range from conservative Anglican Tories to radical reformers. Through their plural discourses on animal advocacy, these women actively participated in an ongoing humanitarian struggle that forged a connection between Englishness and kindness to animals, intensifying as industry and empire advanced, and effectively linked gender with national identity and self-definition. Their concerns resonate in a global as well as a national context; cruelty to animals emerges as a metaphor for imperial predation. In this sense, the writings constitute a gendered response to an evolving colonial discourse about others
A human necklace : the African diaspora and Paule Marshall's fiction by Moira Ferguson( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall's novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths toward their ancestors. In this, the first critical study to address all of Marshall's fiction, Moira Ferguson argues that Marshall's work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents. In creating a space for her characters' interrupted lives and those of their elders and ancestors, Ferguson argues, Marshall trains a spotlight on slavery's wake and engages her fiction in the service of healing deep global wounds."--Page [4] of cover
The thresher's labour by Stephen Duck( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Female reader : a facsimile reproduction by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave : related by herself by Mary Prince( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Prince's narrative was one of the earliest to reveal the ugly truths about slavery in the West Indies to an English reading public that was largely unaware of its atrocities. Prince was born in Bermuda to an enslaved family. She spent her early life in harsh conditions and was eventually sold to John Adams Wood of Antigua, working as his domestic servant. She joined the Moravian Church, where she learned to read, and married Daniel James, a former slave who had bought his freedom. In 1828 she traveled to England with the Woods family and after protracted efforts by abolitionists was able to leave their control. Encouraged by her new employer, Thomas Pringle, who also served as her editor, Prince wrote and published her book in 1831 to wide acclaim. While eighteenth-century slave narratives largely focused on Christian spiritual journeys and religious redemption, Prince was part of a growing trend of abolitionist writers focused on the injustice of slavery. Her work stands alongside better-known narratives such as A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Adding to its importance, few early women's slave narratives exist
The Top End by Ron Iddon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters of the Northern Territory: Guido, engineer and aviator; Elisabeth, German migrant wife of a station manager; George, Czech migrant -- a bushman, painter, anthropologist, student of Aboriginal rock art; Steve, Hungarian migrant, a "one-man gold mining company"; the Chinese community of the N.T.; the Greek community and its contribution to the development of Darwin
Colonial and gender relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid : East Caribbean connections by Moira Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing On Antigua, Dominica, and England, this book contributes to post-colonial and cultural studies by juxtaposing British and Caribbean writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Ferguson highlights usually veiled intersections between the texts of Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Anne Hart Gilbert, Elizabeth Hart Thwaites, Jean Rhys, and Jamaica Kincaid, and underscores their feminist agendas in the context of slavery and colonialism. Beginning with a discussion of Wollstonecraft's polemic for women's rights in the metropolitan center, Ferguson shows how that polemic linked colonial slavery to female subjugation and male desire. In the very different social context of Antigua, Gilbert and Thwaites engaged in struggles on behalf of literacy and abolitions. In the doubled context of England and Antigua, Ferguson then examines the centrality of slavery to Austen's Mansfield Park, and concludes with a lively reading of texts by Jean Rhys and Jamaica Kincaid which display differing views of the British imperial project. Colonialism and Gender from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid traces a discourse of struggle between writers and activists at the metropolitan center and those at the political periphery. "The continuum of their writings," notes Ferguson, "further suggests that during 150 years of slavery, emancipation, and postcolonialism, recognition of the link between gender and colonial relations became commensurately more clear."
Mary, a fiction and the wrongs of woman by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for her pioneering views on the rights of women to share equal rights and opportunities with men. They are expressed here in two novels in which heroines have to rely on their own resources to establish their independence and intellectual development. Strongly autobiographical, both novels powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed. New to this edition is a completely rewritten introduction that incorporates the latest scholarship and features a consideration of the social formation of Wollstonecraft as a Revolutionary feminist and her literary-political career, as well as a critical account of the two novels. A new bibliography includes all the latest critical writing on Wollstonecraft, while heavily revised notes link her fiction to her extensive reading, her other writings and major events and issues of the day. In addition, the text has been completely reset, making it easier on the eyes. It is by far the highest quality edition available, and a great choice for readers interested in pre-Victorian literature and feminist history. - Publisher
Subject to others (routledge revivals): british women writers and colonial slavery, 1670-1834 by Moira Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then chronicles writings by Anglo-Saxon women and one African-Caribbean ex-slave woman, from between 1670 and 1834, on the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves. Through studying the writings of around thirty women in total, Ferguson concludes that white British women, as a result of their class position, religious affiliation and evolving conceptions of sexual difference, constructed a colonial discourse about Africans in general and slaves in particular. Crucially, the feminist propensity to align with anti-slavery activism helped to secure the political self-liberation of white British women. A fascinating and detailed text, this volume will be of particular interest to undergraduate students researching colonial British female writers, early feminist discourse, and the anti-slavery debate
Hannah Kilham : gender, the Gambia, and the politics of language by Moira Ferguson( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First feminists : British women writers from 1578-1799( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of Mary Prince : a West Indian slaveJamaica Kincaid : where the land meets the bodyColonialism and gender relations from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jamaica Kincaid : East Caribbean connectionsSubject to others : British women writers and colonial slavery, 1670-1834Eighteenth-century women poets : nation, class, and genderThe Hart sisters : early African Caribbean writers, evangelicals, and radicalsAnimal advocacy and Englishwomen, 1780-1900 : patriots, nation, and empireThe history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave : related by herself