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Prince Hall Freemasonry: Secrecy, Authority, and Culture: Boston, Massachusetts; February 1789

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines three foundational texts in the history of Prince Hall Freemasonry: John Marrant's Sermon to the African Lodge of the Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons (1789) and ... More


Transforming into Natives: Crèvecoeur, Marrant, and Brown on Becoming Indian

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 3 examines how J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, John Marrant’s A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, A Black, and Charles Brockden ... More


Silent Books, Talking Leaves

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The watershed for the scholarship on A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black (1785), is Henry Louis Gates’s influential essay on “The Trope of the Talking Book.” But ... More


War Under Sail

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the conflicts of Britain's warships with other European powers. Britain's navy had played a critical role in defending its interests abroad from the War of the Spanish ... More


Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes representations of reading, writing, and recollecting texts – “literacy events” – in early America’s best-known literary genre. Captivity narratives reveal how colonial captives ... More


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