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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


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


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


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