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Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded

Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded - rev edition

Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded - rev edition

ISBN13: 9781592134151

ISBN10: 1592134157

Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded by David Howard-Pitney - ISBN 9781592134151
Edition: REV 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Temple University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Afro-American Jeremiad -Revised and Expanded by David Howard-Pitney - ISBN 9781592134151

ISBN13: 9781592134151

ISBN10: 1592134157

Edition: REV 05

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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 Bethune, 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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