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A nation within a nation : organizing African-American communities before the Civil War

Author: John Ernest
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, Inc., ©2011.
Series: American ways series.
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John Ernest offers a comprehensive survey of the broad-ranging and influential African American organizations and networks formed in the North in the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War. He examines fraternal organizations, churches, conventions, mutual aid benefit and literary societies, educational organizations, newspapers, and magazines. Ernest argues these organizations demonstrate how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ernest
ISBN: 9781566638074 1566638070 9781566639170 1566639174
OCLC Number: 670324874
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cities on the hill : organizing communities --
Mutual interest, mutual benefit, mutual relief --
"Plain and simple gospel" --
"The united wisdom of the world" --
"The collected wisdom of our people" --
Breaking "the chains of arrogance" --
"Our warfare lies in the field of thought" --
Postscript.
Series Title: American ways series.
Responsibility: John Ernest.

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John Ernest offers a comprehensive survey of the broad-ranging and influential African American organizations and networks formed in the North in the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War. He examines fraternal organizations, churches, conventions, mutual aid benefit and literary societies, educational organizations, newspapers, and magazines. Ernest argues these organizations demonstrate how African Americans self-definition was not solely determined by slavery as they tried to create organizations in the hope of creating a community.-publisher description.

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Ernest focuses on the decades from the late 18th century up to the Civil War in the North. He examines the powers of African American organizations and networks, showing the context beyond slavery Read more...

 
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