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Lift every voice : African American oratory, 1787-1900

Author: Philip Sheldon Foner; Robert J Branham
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998.
Series: Studies in rhetoric and communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains speeches on slavery, civil rights, segregation, Afro-American women, education, and other topics.

Contains speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and others.

Contains primary source material.

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Genre/Form: Speeches
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lift every voice.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605315030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Sheldon Foner; Robert J Branham
ISBN: 0817309063 9780817309060 0817308482 9780817308483
OCLC Number: 36916908
Description: xv, 925 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. I Speak to Those Who Are in Slavery / Cyrus Bustill --
2. You Stand on the Level with the Greatest Kings on Earth / John Marrant --
3. A Charge Delivered to the Brethren of the African Lodge / Prince Hall --
4. Pray God Give Us the Strength to Bear Up Under All Our Troubles / Prince Hall --
5. Address to the People of Color / Abraham Johnstone --
6. Eulogy for Washington / Richard Allen --
7. Universal Salvation / Lemuel Haynes --
8. Abolition of the Slave Trade / Peter Williams, Jr. --
9. A Thanksgiving Sermon / Absalom Jones --
10. Mutual Interest, Mutual Benefit, and Mutual Relief / William Hamilton --
11. A Sermon Preached on the Funeral Occasion of Mary Henery / George White --
12. O! Africa / William Hamilton --
13. Valedictory Address / Margaret Odell --
14. The Condition and Prospects of Haiti / John Browne Russwurm --
15. Termination of Slavery / Austin Steward --
16. The Necessity of a General Union Among Us / David Walker --
17. Slavery and Colonization / Peter Williams, Jr. --
18. The Cause of the Slave Became My Own / Sarah M. Douglass --
19. It Is Time for Us to Be Up and Doing / Peter Osborne --
20. Why Sit Ye Here and Die? / Maria W. Stewart --
21. Let Us Alone / Nathaniel Paul --
22. What If I Am a Woman? / Maria W. Stewart --
23. Eulogy on William Wilberforce / William Whipper --
24. The Slavery of Intemperance / William Whipper --
25. Why a Convention Is Necessary / William Hamilton --
26. Put On the Armour of Righteousness / James Forten, Jr. --
27. The Slave Has a Friend in Heaven, Though He May Have None Here / Theodore S. Wright --
28. On the Improvement of the Mind / Elizabeth Jennings --
29. Prejudice Against the Colored Man / Theodore S. Wright --
30. Slavery Brutalizes Man / Daniel A. Payne --
31. We Meet the Monster Prejudice Every Where / Clarissa C. Lawrence --
32. Slavery Presses Down upon the Free People of Color / Andrew Harris --
33. Let Us Do Justice to an Unfortunate People / Thomas Paul --
34. The Rights of Colored Citizens in Traveling / Charles Lenox Remond --
35. We Must Assert Our Rightful Claims and Plead Our Own Cause / Samuel H. Davis --
36. An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America / Henry Highland Garnet --
37. For the Dissolution of the Union / Charles Lenox Remond --
38. I Am Free from American Slavery / Lewis Richardson --
39. Under the Stars and Stripes / William Wells Brown --
40. I Have No Constitution, and No Country / William Wells Brown --
41. The Fugitive Slave Bill / Samuel Ringgold Ward --
42. A Plea for the Oppressed / Lucy Stanton --
43. I Won't Obey the Fugitive Slave Law / Jermain Wesley Loguen --
44. Ar'n't I a Woman? / Sojourner Truth --
45. Orators and Oratory / William G. Allen --
46. What, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July? / Frederick Douglass --
47. Snakes and Geese / Sojourner Truth --
48. I Set Out to Escape from Slavery / Stephen Pembroke --
49. There Is No Full Enjoyment of Freedom for Anyone in This Country / John Mercer Langston --
50. The Triumph of Equal School Rights in Boston / William C. Nell --
51. What, to the Toiling Millions There, Is This Boasted Liberty? / Sara G. Stanley --
52. The Negro Race, Self-Government, and the Haitian Revolution / James T. Holly --
53. Liberty for Slaves / Frances Ellen Watkins --
54. If There Is No Struggle There Is No Progress / Frederick Douglass --
55. I Will Sink or Swim with My Race / John S. Rock --
56. Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free / Mary Ann Shadd --
57. Should Colored Men Be Subject to the Penalties of the Fugitive Slave Law? / Charles H. Langston --
58. Why Slavery Is Still Rampant / Sarah Parker Remond --
59. The American Government and the Negro / Robert Purvis --
60. I Do Not Believe in the Antislavery of Abraham Lincoln / H. Ford Douglas --
61. A Plea for Free Speech / Frederick Douglass --
62. Let Us Take Up the Sword / Alfred M. Green --
63. What If the Slaves Are Emancipated? / John S. Rock --
64. We Ask for Our Rights / John S. Rock --
65. Lincoln's Colonization Proposal Is Anti-Christian / Isaiah C. Wears --
66. The Negroes in the United States of America / Sarah Parker Remond --
67. Freedom's Joyful Day / Jonathan C. Gibbs --
68. Address to the Youth / Sarah J. Woodson --
69. The Moral and Social Aspect of Africa / Martin Robinson Delany --
70. The Good Time Is at Hand / Robert Purvis --
71. The Position and Duties of the Colored People / J.W.C. Pennington --
72. A Tribute to a Fallen Black Soldier / J. Stanley --
73. The Mission of the War / Frederick Douglass --
74. Give Us Equal Pay and We Will Go to War / J.P. Campbell --
75. Every Man Should Stand Equal Before the Law / Arnold Bertonneau --
76. Let the Monster Perish / Henry Highland Garnet --
77. Colored Men Standing in the Way of Their Own Race / James Lynch --
78. Advice to Ex-Slaves / Martin Robinson Delany --
79. An Appeal for Aid to the Freedmen / J. Sella Martin --
80. Deliver Us from Such a Moses / Lewis Hayden --
81. We Are All Bound Up Together / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
82. These Are Revolutionary Times / E.J. Adams --
83. Equal Rights for All, Three Speeches / Sojourner Truth --
84. To My White Fellow Citizens / B.K. Sampson --
85. Break Up the Plantation System / Francis L. Cardozo --
86. Justice Should Recognize No Color / William H. Grey --
87. I Claim the Rights of a Man / Henry McNeal Turner --
88. Finish the Good Work of Uniting Colored and White Workingmen / Isaac Myers --
89. Composite Nation / Frederick Douglass --
90. Then I Began to Live / Sojourner Truth --
91. Abolish Separate Schools / Hiram R. Revels --
92. The Ku Klux of the North / Isaiah C. Wears --
93. The Right of Women to Vote / Mary Ann Shadd Cary --
94. A Plea in Behalf of the Cuban Revolution / Henry Highland Garnet --
95. The Civil Rights Bill / Robert Browne Elliott --
96. Equality before the Law / John Mercer Langston --
97. The Civil Rights Bill / James T. Rapier --
98. The Great Problem to Be Solved / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
99. Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln / Frederick Douglass --
100. The Sioux's Revenge / B.T. Tanner --
101. How Long? How Long, O Heaven? / Henry McNeal Turner --
102. Socialism: The Remedy for the Evils of Society / Peter H. Clark --
103. Reasons Why the Colored American Should Go to Africa / John E. Bruce --
104. The Destined Superiority of the Negro / Alexander Crummell --
105. Migration Is the Only Remedy for Our Wrongs / Robert J. Harlan --
106. Race Unity / Ferdinand L. Barnett --
107. Redeem the Indian / Blanche K. Bruce --
108. These Evils Call Loudly for Redress / John P. Green --
109. Negro Education --
Its Helps and Hindrances / William H. Crogman --
110. The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain / John Jasper --
111. Reasons for a New Political Party / Henry McNeal Turner --
112. The Present Relations of Labor and Capital / T. Thomas Fortune --
113. How Shall We Make the Women of Our Race Stronger? / Olivia A. Davidson --
114. Introduction of Master Workman Powderly / Frank J. Ferrell --
115. I Am an Anarchist / Lucy E. Parsons --
116. Mob Violence / Samuel Allen McElwee --
117. Woman's Place in the Work of the Denomination / Mary V. Cook --
118. How Shall We Get Our Rights? / M. Edward Bryant --
119. Importance of Race Pride / Edward Everett Brown --
120. Woman Suffrage / Frederick Douglass --
121. I Denounce the So-Called Emancipation as a Stupendous Fraud / Frederick Douglass --
122. Organized Resistance Is Our Best Remedy / John E. Bruce --
123. National Perils / William Bishop Johnson --
124. It Is Time to Call a Halt / T. Thomas Fortune --
125. Harvard Class Day Oration / Clement Garnett Morgan --
126. Education and the Problem / Joseph C. Price --
127. Lynch Law in All Its Phases / Ida B. Wells --
128. The Intellectual Progress of the Colored Women of the United States Since the Emancipation Proclamation / Fannie Barrier Williams --
129. Women's Cause Is One and Universal / Anna Julia Cooper --
130. Justice or Emigration Should Be Our Watchword / Henry McNeal Turner --
131. The Ethics of the Hawaiian Question / William Saunders Scarborough --
132. Address to the First National Conference of Colored Women / Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric and communication.
Responsibility: edited by Philip S. Foner and Robert James Branham.

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