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Freedom's prophet : Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black founding fathers

Author: Richard S Newman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Freedom's Prophet is a long-overdue biography of Richard Allen, founder of the first major African-American church and the leading black activist of the early American republic. A tireless minister, abolitionist, and reformer, Allen inaugurated some of the most important institutions in African-American history and influenced nearly every black leader of the nineteenth century, from Douglass to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Richard Allen; Richard Allen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard S Newman
ISBN: 9780814758267 0814758266 9780814758571 0814758576
OCLC Number: 177063785
Description: xiii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Black founder's many worlds --
"For zion's sake ... I will not rest" --
Gospel labors --
The year of the fever, part 1 : a (deceptively) simple narrative of the Black people --
The year of the fever, part 2 : Allen's antislavery appeal --
"We participate in common" : Allen's role as a Black mediator --
A liberating theology : establishing the AME Church --
Stay or go : Allen and African colonization --
Allen challenged : shadow politics and community conflict in the 1820s --
A Black founders' expanding visions --
Last rights --
Conclusion: Richard Allen and the soul of Black reform.
Responsibility: Richard S. Newman.
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