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We Think for Ourselves: Making the Battleground, 1822–1846

Van Gosse

in The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660103
eISBN:
9781469660127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660103.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beginning in the late 1830s, Black New Yorkers mobilized statewide to regain unrestricted suffrage, offering an organizing model for free people of color nationwide. Leaders like the young Henry ... More


Garnet’s Dictum, the Color Line, and Mixed Race: Notes on Hybridity and Miscegenation

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses part of a speech by the famous orator and abolitionist, Henry Highland Garnet, to examine some of the similarities between late 19th- and early 20th-century ideologies of racial ... More


The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950

Christopher Z. Hobson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Prophetic denunciation, warning, and promise are major themes in African American religion. From the 1780s to the mid-twentieth century, African American ministers and others used biblical prophetic ... More


Religion and Violence in Black and White

Eddie S. Glaude

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers how the centrality of religion and violence play a significant role in the struggles of the African Americans for liberty and equality. The two provide a revealing lens for the ... More


In Plain Sight: Slavery and the Architecture of Democracy

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter elaborates three primary elements of “black classicism” that African American writers, editors, and activists would develop in relation to dominant modes of classicism and monumental ... More


Byronic Abolitionism

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Promethean personae of Byron’s antiheroes—including Byron’s own Promethean posture, which made him a transatlantic celebrity—proved enormously influential for Atlantic antislavery writing. ... More


Our Appeal for a Republican Birthright: The Ideology of Black Republicanism before the Civil War

Van Gosse

in The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660103
eISBN:
9781469660127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660103.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter outlines the ideology of black republicanism, a form of citizenship politics focused on three arguments: the principle of birthright citizenship inherited from England; nativism (the ... More


“Spectres of Liberty” and the Archive: Sympathy Across Race and Gender, Time and Space

Naomi Greyser

in On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190460983
eISBN:
9780190461003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460983.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This epilogue considers the legacy of nineteenth-century sentimentalism, turning to contemporary civic statuary that memorializes nineteenth-century sentimentalists. Juxtaposing this statuary with ... More


The Polygamist’s Complexion: or, The Book of Mormon Goes West

Peter Coviello

in Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226474168
eISBN:
9780226474472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474472.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the foundational text of Mormonism, The Book of Mormon, and scrutinizes the place of race and indigeneity in its singular narrative form. Taking up the lineaments of ... More


Introduction: Black Classicism in the American Empire

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This introduction situates the study within the fields of classical receptions, black classicism, and African American cultural studies. Drawing on postcolonial critical insights into classical ... More


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