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 The Death of Christ: A Theological Reading of Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter continues the investigation of an emerging Afro‐Christian sensibility struggling with and against modernity by considering another text of American and African American letters, the 1845 ... More


Frederick Douglass's Hemispheric Nationalism, 1857–1893

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes as its starting point a little-known column, “The Colored People and Hayti,” that Frederick Douglass printed in the January 1861 issue of his Douglass' Monthly. Announcing that the ... More


Douglass’s Long Run

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how African-American authors participated in the probabilistic revolution. While early black Atlantic writers largely adhered to the providential outlook of Christian ... More


Through the Blood‐Stained Gate: Violence, Birth, and the Imago Dei in Fugitive Slave Narratives

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Traces the development of nonviolent theology in the fugitive slave narratives published by the abolitionist movement. The new genre of the “fugitive slave narrative” grew out of the creative ... More


Frederick Douglass's “Glib-tongue”: African American Rhetoric and the Language of National Belonging

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter outlines how Frederick Douglass deploys a series of speech acts in his 1852 “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” address and 1852 novella The Heroic Slave to manipulate the ... More


From Emancipation to Exclusion: Racial Analogy in Afro-Asian Periodical Print Culture

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 broadens our understanding of Reconstruction to encompass the West and its “Chinese Question.” It builds upon the analytics for articulating racial difference—differential thinking—honed in ... More


Comparative Freedom and the Flight from Slavery

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Douglass to illustrate a theorist who supports the claim that freedom must be understood in relation to slavery, but does so in ways that still remains ... More


RECONSTRUCTION AND ANNEXATION: Suffragists in Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo, 1870–1875

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces suffragists' engagement with the Republican effort to annex Santo Domingo to the United States in the 1870s during national Reconstruction after the Civil War. This investigation ... More


Race/Erasure: Douglass to Roth

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the American dilemma of race, exploring the rise of a literary countertradition that privileges silence and dissimulation over candor and accessibility. Examples are Frederick ... More


BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


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