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Basker, James G.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 4,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Picaresque fiction  Poetry  Sources  Action and adventure fiction  Maps  Sea fiction  Atlases  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR3694, 823.6
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Most widely held works by James G Basker
Roderick Random by T Smollett( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surging with verbal, sexual, and martial energy, The Adventures of Roderick Random opens a window on life, love, and war in the eighteenth century. The hero battles his way from poverty and neglect to make his mark as a doctor, writer, fighter, and lover. His adventures take us across the world, from England and France to the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America. One of the first truly global novels, it casts light on nearly every aspect of its time -- imperialism, gender relations, slavery, urban life, colonial warfare, commerce, politics, the professions, high society, and the Hogarthian underworld."--Jacket flap
Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810 by James G Basker( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first anthology of poetic writings on slavery from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic during the Enlightenment - the crucial period that saw the height of the slave trade but also the origins of the anti-slavery movement. Bringing together more than four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works that were written by more than two hundred and fifty poets, both famous and unknown, the book charts the emergence of slavery as part of the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. The book includes: poems by forty women, ranging from abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Robinson to Frances Seymour, the Countess of Herford; works by more than twenty African or African American poets, including familiar names (Phillis Wheatley), intriguing figures (Afro-Dutch Latin scholar Johannes Capitein), and newly rediscovered black poets (an anonymous veteran of the Revolutionary War); and poetry by such canonical writers as Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake, Boswell, Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge." "The poems speak of the themes of slavery: capture, torture, endurance, rebellion, thwarted romances, and spiritual longing. They also raise intriguing questions about the contradictions between cultural attitudes and public policy of the time. Writers such as these, suggests editor James Basker, were not complicit in the imperial project or indifferent about slavery but actually laid the groundwork for the political changes that would follow."--Jacket
American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this anthology charts America's long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil."--Publisher description
Tobias Smollett, critic and journalist by James G Basker( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition in transition : women writers, marginal texts, and the eighteenth-century canon( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eighteen essays represent a new generation of eighteenth-century scholarship. Written in honour of Professor Roger Lonsdale of the University of Oxford, the contributions to Tradition in Transition focus on the three main areas of scholarship that Lonsdale has made his own: women writers, marginalized authors and texts, and the shape of the eighteenth-century canon of English Literature. Both reflecting the immense influence of Roger Lonsdale's work to date, and taking in many of the most current issues in eighteenth-century studies at present
Early American abolitionists : a collection of anti-slavery writings 1760-1820( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation reprints fifteen anti-slavery texts that, almost without exception, have been out of print for nearly two centuries. The pamphlets, poems, letters, and other documents by anti-slavery writers-men and women, black and white-demonstrate that abolitionists were active in the early years of the American republic. The book's texts are reprinted with short introductions written by 12 Gilder Lehrman history scholars. --Amazon.com
Frederick Douglass : a life in documents( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why documents matter : American originals and the historical imagination : selections from the Gilder Lehrman collection( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Why Documents Matter features more than 40 documents spanning American history from 1622 through 1989. They include letters, official documents, broadsides, and photographs with images, transcripts, and historical introductions. In this new edition we have added more documents from the West Coast, the Civil War, and the twentieth century. --Amazon.com
Slavery in the founding era : literary contexts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet includes more than a dozen poems exploring the themes of slavery, abolition, and freedom. They open a window onto the complexity of slavery for the Revolutionary generation. --Amazon.com
Samuel Johnson in the mind of Thomas Jefferson by James G Basker( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed by Terry Belanger. Four-hundred fifty copies were printed for the Johnsonians by Papercraft Printing and Design Company, Charlottesville."--Page 16
Forging a nation : documents from America's founding by James G Basker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America the beautiful : reflections on her past, present and future by Sri Chinmoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between battles : Civil War soldiers' letters, 1861-1865 : from the Gilder Lehrman Collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I take up my pen : letters from the war : the Gilder Lehrman Collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1501 and 1867, the transatlantic slave trade claimed an estimated 12.5 million Africans and involved almost every country with an Atlantic coastline. This atlas deals with 350-year history of kidnapping and coercion. It features nearly 200 maps that explore details of the African slave traffic to the New World
Wilberforce, Lincoln, and the abolition of slavery : sources in the history of emancipation( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Douglass : a documentary history of his fight for freedom and equality by Frederick Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation : a selection of documents for teachers( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the end you are sure to succeed" : Lincoln's letter to a high school graduate : a manuscript from the Gilder Lehrman Collection by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secession crisis of 1860-1861 : documenting the march toward disunion( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810
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Amazing grace : an anthology of poems about slavery, 1660-1810Tradition in transition : women writers, marginal texts, and the eighteenth-century canonEarly American abolitionists : a collection of anti-slavery writings 1760-1820Why documents matter : American originals and the historical imagination : selections from the Gilder Lehrman collectionSlavery in the founding era : literary contextsAmerica the beautiful : reflections on her past, present and futureI take up my pen : letters from the war : the Gilder Lehrman CollectionAtlas of the transatlantic slave tradeWilberforce, Lincoln, and the abolition of slavery : sources in the history of emancipation
Alternative Names
Basker, James 1952-

James Basker American scholar

Languages
English (83)