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The black newspaper and the chosen nation

Author: Benjamin Fagan
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation shows how antebellum African-Americans used the newspaper as a means of translating their belief in black "chosenness" into plans and programs for black liberation. During the decades leading up to the Civil War, the idea that God had marked black Americans as his chosen people on earth became a central article of faith in northern black communities, with black newspaper  Read more...
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Material Type: Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Fagan
ISBN: 0820354694 9780820354699
OCLC Number: 1156785063
Description: xi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The records of black chosenness --
Acting chosen --
Prophecies for a chosen nation --
Revolutionary chosenness --
The limits of black chosenness --
Joining the chosen army --
Conclusion: The ends of black chosenness.
Responsibility: Benjamin Fagan.

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Shows how antebellum African Americans used the newspaper as a means for translating their belief in black ""chosenness"" into plans and programs for black liberation. Benjamin Fagan shows how the  Read more...

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A unique and refreshing perspective on the historic significance of the antebellum black press.--Alonzo M. Ward "The Journal of African American History " Fagan reads newspapers as a central vehicle Read more...

 
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