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The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"―allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness―through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged.
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