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Alexander Crummell [electronic resource] : a study of civilization and discontent /
Wilson Jeremiah Moses.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
description
viii, 380 p.
ISBN
0195050967 (Cloth)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
isbn
0195050967 (Cloth)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372072
 
Bibliography: p. 348-366.
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"Not only provides significant insight into African-American ideological developments but also resurrects a fascinating human being."--American Historical Review
"Not only provides significant insight into African-American ideologicaldevelopments but also resurrects a fascinating human being."--AmericanHistorical Review
"Not only provides significant insight into African-American ideological developments but also resurrects a fascinating human being."--American Historical Review "Thanks to Moses' sterling work...we will all better understand a little-known but nonetheless important figure in the history of black nationalism and nineteenth-century American political thought."--Journal of American History
"Not only provides significant insight into African-American ideological developments but also resurrects a fascinating human being."-- American Historical Review "Thanks to Moses' sterling work...we will all better understand a little-known but nonetheless important figure in the history of black nationalism and nineteenth-century American political thought."-- Journal of American History
"Thanks to Moses' sterling work...we will all better understand a little-known but nonetheless important figure in the history of black nationalism and nineteenth-century American political thought."--Journal of American History
"Thanks to Moses' sterling work...we will all better understand alittle-known but nonetheless important figure in the history of blacknationalism and nineteenth-century American political thought."--Journal ofAmerican History
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Summaries
Long Description
Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) was one the most prominent Afro-American intellectuals of the nineteenth-century. This biography places Crummell's ideas within the context of his life and times.
Long Description
This remarkable biography, based on much new information, examines the life and times of one of the most prominent African-American intellectuals of the nineteenth century. Born in New York in 1819, Alexander Crummell was educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, after being denied admission to Yale University and the Episcopal Seminary on purely racial grounds. In 1853, steeped in the classical tradition and modern political theory, he went to the Republic of Liberia as an Episcopal missionary, but was forced to flee to Sierra Leone in 1872, having barely survived republican Africa's first coup. He accepted a pastorate in Washington, D.C., and in 1897 founded the American Negro Academy, where the influence of his ideology was felt by W.E.B. Du Bois and future progenitors of the Garvey Movement. A pivotal nineteenth-century thinker, Crummell is essential to any understanding of twentieth-century black nationalism.
Main Description
This remarkable biography, based on much new information, examines thelife and times of one of the most prominent African-American intellectuals ofthe nineteenth century. Born in New York in 1819, Alexander Crummell waseducated at Queen's College, Cambridge, after being denied admission to YaleUniversity and the Episcopal Seminary on purely racial grounds. In 1853,steeped in the classical tradition and modern political theory, he went to theRepublic of Liberia as an Episcopal missionary, but was forced to flee to SierraLeone in 1872, having barely survived republican Africa's first coup. Heaccepted a pastorate in Washington, D.C., and in 1897 founded the American NegroAcademy, where the influence of his ideology was felt by W.E.B. Du Bois andfuture progenitors of the Garvey Movement. A pivotal nineteenth-centurythinker, Crummell is essential to any understanding of twentieth-century blacknationalism.
Main Description
This remarkable biography, based on much new information, examines the life and times of one of the most prominent African-American intellectuals of the nineteenth century. Born in New York in 1819, Alexander Crummell was educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, after being denied admission toYale University and the Episcopal Seminary on purely racial grounds. In 1853, steeped in the classical tradition and modern political theory, he went to the Republic of Liberia as an Episcopal missionary, but was forced to flee to Sierra Leone in 1872, having barely survived republican Africa'sfirst coup. He accepted a pastorate in Washington, D.C., and in 1897 founded the American Negro Academy, where the influence of his ideology was felt by W.E.B. Du Bois and future progenitors of the Garvey Movement. A pivotal nineteenth-century thinker, Crummell is essential to any understanding oftwentieth-century black nationalism.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
The Early Years (1819-1840)p. 11
The Struggles of a Young Priest (1841-1847)p. 34
Arrival in England (1848-1849)p. 52
Cambridge Influences (1849-1853)p. 67
Adjustment to Africa (1853-1861)p. 89
Changing Attitudes in America and a Visit Home (1853-1863)p. 119
Liberia College and the Politics of Knowledge (1863-1867)p. 146
Last Battles with the Bishop (1867-1870)p. 162
Missionary Work and Final Disillusionment (1870-1872)p. 179
Reconsidering the Destiny of Black Americans (1872-1882)p. 196
A Man of Mark (1882-1894)p. 222
Pastor Emeritus (1894-1896)p. 242
Tuskegee Under Fire: The American Negro Academy (1896-1898)p. 258
Crummell's Universality and Significancep. 276
Notesp. 303
Bibliographyp. 348
Constitution and By-Laws of the American Negro Academyp. 365
Indexp. 367
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