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Female Influence Is Powerful: Respectability, Responsibility, and Setting the Terms of the Woman Question Debate

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents Maria Stewart as the embodiment of the woman question. It situates the challenges encountered by this woman of exceptional talents as characteristic of a broader debate over the ... More


Prophesying the Multiracial Republic

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores deliberations on the multiracial American republic. William Apess, Maria Stewart, and David Walker are stated to have employed prophetic rhetoric to advance a multiracial ideal ... More


Fearing God and Not Man: Prophetic Vocation

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/9780199895861.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Besides speaking prophetically, the book’s subjects thought as prophets and viewed their roles as prophetic. Ideas about prophecy influenced their readings of history and shaped their works, which ... More


Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls: Antebellum Black Girlhood

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/9780252040573.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the first writings of black women about girlhood during the antebellum era, with particular emphasis on the trope of the self-reliant black girl in the face of adversity. After ... More


Frontiers and Domestic Centers: Black Indiana, 1857–1862

Eric Gardner

in Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732832
eISBN:
9781604732849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732832.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents the story of the fragility of black literary communities appearing in unexpected places—in particular, the story of the ultimate disintegration of the Indiana base of the ... More


Democratic Citizenship as a Stage of Life

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how the elimination of property requirements for suffrage redefined full citizenship as a normative stage of life for white men, and how those calling for a more expansive ... 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


Pragmatism, Racial Injustice, and Epistemic Insurrection: Toward an Insurrectionist Pragmatism

José Medina

in Pragmatism and Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190459239
eISBN:
9780190459260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459239.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Following Cornel West and Leonard Harris, this chapter reflects on how pragmatism can address the tragedy of racial injustices and meet the insurrectionist challenges these injustices raise. Pace ... More


“His Terrible Swift Sword”

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/9780190902797.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Civil War resulted from a division that existed since the nation’s founding. As Abraham Lincoln said in his Second Inaugural Address, “slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All ... More


The Women’s War

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses women's changing role in society after the Revolutionary War. The war created opportunities for women to participate in the fight against England. However, neither the ... More


1 The Women’s War

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses women's changing role in society after the Revolutionary War. The war created opportunities for women to participate in the fight against England. However, neither the ... More


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