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Introduction: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson

in No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830708
eISBN:
9781496830678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author offers an introduction to No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. The book offers a rhetorical history of Turner’s prophetic ... More


No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830708
eISBN:
9781496830678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner is a rhetorical history of the public career of Bishop Turner during a critical point in American history—from ... More


Antecedents

Mary G. Rolinson

in Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830925
eISBN:
9781469602257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872789_rolinson.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the most important strains of black thought in the South in the century prior to the emergence of Garveyism and how these ideologies prepared the way for the Universal Negro ... More


The African-American Great Awakening

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the decades after the Civil War, African-American evangelicalism grew dramatically in a movement that can be called the African-American Great Awakening. More than just church switching from white ... More


The AME Church and South Africa

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyzes the merger of the AME church with Mangena Mokone's Ethiopian movement in South Africa to show how the missionary movement brought to the surface unresolved questions in the AME ... More


The Crisis of the Nation: Contending Voices in Prophecy

Christopher Z. Hobson

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Prophetic thinkers disputed whether the nation could ever overcome its sin of oppression. These differences affected agendas for change and debates over emigration. The majority, reflecting ... More


Will the Afro-American Return to Africa?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0034
Subject:
History, African-American History

African Americans had at various times debated the idea of emigration outside of the United States, especially in the 1850s and the 1890s. Although Fortune was a supporter of African independence, he ... More


Conclusion: Middle Passages, Emigration, and Peculiar Legacies

Bjørn F. Stillion Southard

in Peculiar Rhetoric: Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823694
eISBN:
9781496823724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823694.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the legacy of the peculiar rhetorics of colonization in the advocacy of Henry McNeal Turner, Marcus Garvey, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Black-led emigrationists movements emerged and ... More


“Welcome to the Ransomed”

James P. Byrd

in A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Less than a week after the carnage at Shiloh, Congress voted to free enslaved people and to compensate slaveowners in Washington, DC. Daniel A. Payne, a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal ... More


“The Sword of the Lord”

James P. Byrd

in A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Motivating soldiers to kill in the Civil War was more difficult than inspiring them to die for the cause. Killing, Drew Gilpin Faust wrote, “required the more significant departure from soldiers’ ... More


“Without Shedding of Blood Is No Remission”

James P. Byrd

in A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As everyone soon learned in this war, anything could happen in battle. Strategies went awry when shots rang out. Some Americans found comfort in providentialism, believing God controlled all events, ... More


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