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The African American jeremiad : appeals for justice in America / David Howard-Pitney.

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  • ISBN: 1592133282 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1592134157 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: viii, 277 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Rev. and expanded ed.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005.

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General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The Afro-American jeremiad. 1990.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Frederick Douglass's antebellum jeremiad against slavery and racism -- The brief life of Douglass's "new nation" : from emancipation-Reconstruction to returning declension, 1861-1895 -- The jeremiad in the age of Booker T. Washington : Washington versus Ida B. Wells, 1895-1915 -- Great expectations : W.E.B. Du Bois's American jeremiad in the progressive era -- Mary McLeod Bethune and W.E.B. Du Bois : rising and waning hopes for America at midcentury -- Martin Luther King, Jr., and America's promise in the second reconstruction, 1955-1965 -- Malcolm X : Jeremiah to blacks, damner of whites-- to the end? -- King's radical jeremiad, 1965-1968 : America as the "sick society."
Subject: African Americans > History.
African American messianism > History.
Social reformers > United States > History.
Messianism, Political > United States > History.
Civil religion > United States > History.
United States > Social conditions.
Jeremiads > United States.

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