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‘Theresa’ to the Rescue! African American Women’s Resistance and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is all about ‘Theresa; a Haytien Tale’ (1828), a short story that was serialized and published anonymously in the first African American newspaper Freedom’s Journal, and is now ... More


Freedom’s Journal: Pleading Our Own Cause

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Freedom's Journal, America's first black newspaper, with Samuel Cornish (1795–1859) and Russwurm as senior and junior editors, respectively. They sought to make Freedom's ... More


Black Girlhood in the Early Black Press

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how black girls were represented in the earliest extant examples of the black press by focusing on Freedom's Journal, published from 1827 to 1829, and the Colored American ... More


David Walker: In Defense of African Rights and Liberty

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

Born in North Carolina of a slave father and free mother, David Walker dedicated himself, with iron resolve, to the emancipation of people of color, eventually publishing his Appeal to the Colored ... More


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