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David Walker's Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity, unrelenting in its attacks on slavery and white racism, it alarmed Southern slaveholders, inspired Northern abolitionists, and hastened the sectional conflicts that led to the Civil War. In this new edition of the Appeal, the distinguished historian Sean Wilentz draws on a generation of innovative research to throw fresh light on Walker's life and ideas--and their enduring importance.

About the Author

David Walker was born in or near Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of a slave father and a free black mother (thus, under the laws of slavery, he was born free). the year of his birth is uncertain, although the most convincing recent research contends that it was 1796 or 1797. By his own account in the Appeal, Walker left Wilmington as a young man and wandered around the United States, residing for an unspecified period in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1825, he turned up as a used-clothes dealer in Boston, where he would spend the rest of his abbreviated life. He died suddenly in 1830.

Sean Wilentz is the Cotsen Fellow and professor of history at Princeton University. His books include Chants Democratic and, with Paul E. Johnson, The Kingdom of Matthias.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809000739
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York
Author:
Walker, David
Author:
Wilentz, Sean
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19950430
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Includes Appendixes and Selected Reading
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.94 x 5.38 x 0.25 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery

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