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Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America

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ISBN-10: 0226298205

ISBN-13: 9780226298207

Edition: 2000

Authors: Eddie S. Glaude

List price: $31.00
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No other story in the Bible has fired the imaginations of African Americans quite like that of Exodus. Its tale of suffering and the journey to redemption offered hope and a sense of possibility to people facing seemingly insurmountable evil. Exodus! shows how this biblical story inspired a pragmatic tradition of racial advocacy among African Americans in the early nineteenth century--a tradition based not on race but on a moral politics of respectability. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., begins by comparing the historical uses of Exodus by black and white Americans and the concepts of "nation" it generated. He then traces the roles that Exodus played in the National Negro Convention movement, from…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Exodus History
"Bent Twigs and Broken Backs": An Introduction
Of the Black Church and the Making of a Black Public
Exodus, Race, and the Politics of Nation
Race, Nation, and the Ideology of Chosenness
The Nation and Freedom Celebrations
Exodus Politics
The Initial Years of the Black Convention Movement
Respectability and Race, 1835-1842
"Pharaoh's on Both Sides of the Blood-Red Waters": Henry Highland Garnet and the National Convention of 1843
Epilogue: The Tragedy of African American Politics