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Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded - rev edition

Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded (ISBN10: 1592134157; ISBN13: 9781592134151)
ISBN13: 978-1592134151
ISBN10: 1592134157

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1592133284
ISBN10: 1592133282

Summary: Begun by Puritans, the American jeremiad, a rhetoric that expresses indignation and urges social change, has produced passionate and persuasive essays and speeches throughout the nation's history. Showing that black leaders have employed this verbal tradition of protest and social prophecy in a way that is specifically African American, David Howard-Pitney examines the jeremiads of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bet ...show morehune, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, as well as more contemporary figures such as Jesse Jackson and Alan Keyes. This revised and expanded edition demonstrates that the African American jeremiad is still vibrant, serving as a barometer of faith in America's perfectibility and hope for social justice. This new edition features:

  • A new chapter on Malcolm X
  • An updated discussion of Jesse Jackson
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Edition/Copyright: REV 05
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Publisher: Temple University Press
Year Published: 2005
International: No



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