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The Afro-American Jeremiad: Appeals for Justice in America

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Throughout his analysis the author addresses the ebb and flow of optimism about American promise and progress. Concluding with a discussion of the continued presence of black jeremiahs such as Jesse Jackson, Howard-Pitney describes how this rhetoric has been most successful in fomenting social-political reform with regard to civil rights and least successful when advocating basic economic change. David Howard-Pitney is a Lecturer in American History and Studies at San Jose State University.

About the Author

David Howard-Pitney is Professor of History at De Anza College. He has worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University, and during 2000-2002 was a Commissioned Scholar for the Public Influences of African-American Churches Project of Morehouse College. His publications include Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and '60s.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: Civil Religion and the Anglo- and African American Jeremiads

1. Frederick Douglass's Antebellum Jeremiad against Slavery and Racism

2. The Brief Life of Douglass's "New Nation": From Emancipation-Reconstruction to Returning Declension, 1861-1895

3. The Jeremiad in the Age of Booker T.Washington: Washington versus Ida B.Wells, 1895-1915

4. Great Expectations:W. E. B. Du Bois's American Jeremiad in the Progressive Era

5. Mary McLeod Bethune andW. E. B. Du Bois: Rising andWaning Hopes for America at Midcentury

6. Martin Luther King, Jr., and America's Promise in the Second Reconstruction, 1955-1965

7. Malcolm X: Jeremiah to Blacks, Damner ofWhites—to the End?

8. King's Radical Jeremiad, 1965-1968: America as the "Sick Society"

Conclusion: The Enduring Black Jeremiad

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566390866
Author:
Howard-Pitney, David
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Author:
Howard-Pitney, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
139
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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