“Eighteen Hundred and Eleven” reflects Anna Barbauld’s recognition and reaction to some of the imperialistic views of The Enlightenment Period seen in works such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Eighteen Hundred and Eleven” reflects Anna Barbauld’s recognition and reaction to some of the imperialistic views of The Enlightenment Period seen in works such as Daniel Defoe’s. The contrasting views on slavery and colonialism are two of these imperialistic views seen through the comparison of these two works. In Defoe’s work, slavery is presented as an acceptable reality of the times. Defoe transitions Crusoe from “trading with the negroes” to the trading of negroes, “how easy it was to purchase upon the coast… negroes, for the service of the Brazils”, without moral issue (Defoe). Anna Barbauld, on the other hand, demonstrates support for the abolitionist work of Thomas Clarkson whom she calls a “friend of man” (143).She also shows pride in London’s “Streets, where the turbaned Moslem, bearded Jew/And wooly Afric, met the brown Hindu” (Barbauld 165-166). Through “Eighteen Hundred and Eleven” Barbauld also shows her fearful reaction to colonialism and the disruption of nature. She expresses a fear that South America and its many natural beauties and resources will not be able to resist or withstand the “mass of misery” of colonialism’s “broad hand” (Barbauld 320, 328) Defoe, however, does not express any resistance to colonialism but rather shows it support through the success and pleasure Crusoe displays in his plantation in the Brazils. These differences in the writings of Barbauld and Defoe highlight just a couple of the alternatinf views between the Enlightenment Period and the Romantic Period.