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The African American jeremiad : appeals for justice in America

Author: David Howard-Pitney
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats

Begun by Puritans, the American jeremiad, a rhetoric that expresses indignation and urges social change, has produced passionate essays and speeches throughout the nation's history. This work shows  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Howard-Pitney
ISBN: 1592133282 9781592133284 1592134157 9781592134151
OCLC Number: 58431842
Notes: Revised edition of: The Afro-American jeremiad. 1990.
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Frederick Douglass's Antebellum jeremiad against slavery and racism --
The brief life of Douglass's "new nation" : from emancipation-reconstruction to returning declension, 1861-1895 --
The jeremiad in the age of Booker T. Washington : Washington versus Ida B. Wells, 1895-1915 --
Great expectations : W.E.B. Du Bois's American jeremiad in the progressive era --
Mary McLeod Bethune and W.E.B. Du Bois : rising and waning hopes for America at midcentury --
Martin Luther King, Jr., and America's promise in the second reconstruction, 1955-1965 --
Malcolm X : Jeremiah to blacks, damner of whites --
to the end? --
King's radical jeremiad, 1965-1968 : America as the "sick society" --
Conclusion : the enduring black jeremiad.
Responsibility: David Howard-Pitney.
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Praise for the first edition: "...a superb work. Using speeches and writings of these prominent African Americans, and written in a style that is accessible to a wide readership, David Howard-Pitney Read more...

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