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African American Jeremiad Rev: Appeals For Justice In America
by David Howard-Pitney
Temple University Press, 2005
eISBN: 978-1-4399-0368-1 | Paper: 978-1-59213-415-1 | Cloth: 978-1-59213-328-4
Library of Congress Classification E185.H65 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0496073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 * A new discussion of Alan Keyes
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