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The Antislavery Imagination

We examine contemporary antislavery influencing techniques, argumentation, rhetoric, visual culture, and adaptations of past antislavery methods. We are examining the dynamics behind the antislavery imagination: the literary, visual and rhetorical culture of contemporary antislavery. Our team is assessing the efficacy of antislavery campaigns and tactics; exploring which laws, definitions, philosophies, literary devices, images, opinion-building activities and organisational strategies were useful to earlier antislavery generations, and how they might be useful for contemporary abolitionists in adapted form; and placing contemporary antislavery in a multi-century history of activist print culture, visual culture and performance techniques.