Maria W Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

In this work of recovery, author Kristin Waters examines the roots of Black political activism in the petition movement; Prince Hall and the creation of the first Black masonic lodges; the Black Baptist movement spearheaded by the brothers ...

Author: Kristin Waters

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496836762

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Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought tells a crucial, almost-forgotten story of African Americans of early nineteenth-century America. In 1833, Maria W. Stewart (1803–1879) told a gathering at the African Masonic Hall on Boston’s Beacon Hill: “African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in these United States.” She exhorted her audience to embrace the idea that the founding principles of the nation must extend to people of color. Otherwise, those truths are merely the hypocritical expression of an ungodly white power, a travesty of original democratic ideals. Like her mentor, David Walker, Stewart illustrated the practical inconsistencies of classical liberalism as enacted in the US and delivered a call to action for ending racism and addressing gender discrimination. Between 1831 and 1833, Stewart’s intellectual productions, as she called them, ranged across topics from true emancipation for African Americans, the Black convention movement, the hypocrisy of white Christianity, Black liberation theology, and gender inequity. Along with Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, her body of work constitutes a significant foundation for a moral and political theory that is finding new resonance today—insurrectionist ethics. In this work of recovery, author Kristin Waters examines the roots of Black political activism in the petition movement; Prince Hall and the creation of the first Black masonic lodges; the Black Baptist movement spearheaded by the brothers Thomas, Benjamin, and Nathaniel Paul; writings; sermons; and the practices of festival days, through the story of this remarkable but largely unheralded woman and pioneering public intellectual.
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Maria W Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Sernett, Milton C. African American Religious History: Documentary Witness. Durham: Duke University Press, 1999. Sesay, Chernoh M. “Emancipation and the Social Origins of Black Freemasonry, 1775–1800.” In All Men Free and Brethren: ...

Author: Kristin Waters

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496836786

Category: Social Science

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Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought tells a crucial, almost-forgotten story of African Americans of early nineteenth-century America. In 1833, Maria W. Stewart (1803–1879) told a gathering at the African Masonic Hall on Boston’s Beacon Hill: “African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in these United States.” She exhorted her audience to embrace the idea that the founding principles of the nation must extend to people of color. Otherwise, those truths are merely the hypocritical expression of an ungodly white power, a travesty of original democratic ideals. Like her mentor, David Walker, Stewart illustrated the practical inconsistencies of classical liberalism as enacted in the US and delivered a call to action for ending racism and addressing gender discrimination. Between 1831 and 1833, Stewart’s intellectual productions, as she called them, ranged across topics from true emancipation for African Americans, the Black convention movement, the hypocrisy of white Christianity, Black liberation theology, and gender inequity. Along with Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, her body of work constitutes a significant foundation for a moral and political theory that is finding new resonance today—insurrectionist ethics. In this work of recovery, author Kristin Waters examines the roots of Black political activism in the petition movement; Prince Hall and the creation of the first Black masonic lodges; the Black Baptist movement spearheaded by the brothers Thomas, Benjamin, and Nathaniel Paul; writings; sermons; and the practices of festival days, through the story of this remarkable but largely unheralded woman and pioneering public intellectual.
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Black Women s Intellectual Traditions

Written by leading scholars, this book is particularly powerful in its exploration of the pioneering thought and action of the nineteenth-century Black woman lecturer and essayist Maria W. Stewart, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and ...

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A new edition of a landmark work on Black women's intellectual traditions. An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century black women is being rediscovered and restored to print. In Kristin B. Waters's and Carol B. Conaway's landmark edited collection, Black Women's Intellectual Traditions, sophisticated commentary on this rich body of work chronicles a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based on social and political theories that helped shape the history of North America. Black Women's Intellectual Traditions meticulously reclaims this American legacy, providing a collection of critical analyses of the primary sources and their vital traditions. Written by leading scholars, this book is particularly powerful in its exploration of the pioneering thought and action of the nineteenth-century Black woman lecturer and essayist Maria W. Stewart, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, educator Anna Julia Cooper, newspaper editor Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and activist Ida B. Wells. The volume will interest scholars and readers of African American and women's studies, history, rhetoric, literature, poetry, sociology, political science, and philosophy. This updated edition features a new preface by the editors in light of current scholarship.
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The Western Journal of Black Studies

“ The Emergence of a Black Feminist Leadership Model : African - American Women and Political Activism in the Nineteenth Century , " in Black Women's Intellectual ... Maria W. Stewart : America's First Black Woman Political Writer .

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Platform for Change

Black Women and Religion , A Bibliography . ... Maria W. Stewart : America's First Black Woman Political Writer . ... Rigsby , Gregory U. Alexander Crummell : Pioneer in Nineteenth Century Pan - African Thought . Westport , Conn .

Author: Harry Atwood Reed

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: UOM:39015026873961

Category: History

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Platform for Change: The Foundations of the Northern Free Black Community, 1775-1865 challenges prevailing ideas about the passivity of African Americans in the antebellum North. At the same time, the work clearly demonstrates that the methods blacks used to respond to their political and social milieus were not merely reactions to white racism. Instead, late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century blacks are shown to have been motivated by human and social needs that, by and large, have been ignored by historians. Harry Reed reveals how, during this era, American blacks created a cultural identity and, at the same time, attacked the remnants of Northern slavery and the entire institution in the South. Taken collectively, the pre-Civil War activities of blacks in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia provided strong cultural underpinnings for the sense of black community that emerged after 1865. To the extent that they were able to confront racism, their spiritual strength was visibly reinforced by a strong cultural sense and an instinct for survival. What emerged during these nine decades was a marvelously complex, organic community, one that possessed its own rationale for existence, its own forms for enhancing collective life, and its own structures for meeting physical and spiritual needs, as well as the means for addressing external power centers that often had severe, negative impacts on blacks themselves.
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A History of the African American People

Richardson , Marilyn , Maria W. Stewart , America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches , Bloomington ... Jaynes , Gerald E. , Branches Without Roots : Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South ...

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Salamander Books

ISBN: 0861018052

Category: African Americans

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A history of American Negroes and their contributions to American culture.
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The Arizona Quarterly

For Tate , Souls both foreshadows and enacts a shift in African American cultural discourse — a shift from Victorian - era ideology in which both men and women participated as equals in the struggle for political agency to a modern ...

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Women Images Realities A Multicultural Anthology

The anti - slavery movement in particular nurtured female organizing efforts and stimulated thinking about the meaning of ... “ Marilyn Richardson , ed . , Maria W. Stewart , America's first Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and ...

Author: Amy Kesselman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015066816433

Category: Social Science

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This best-selling anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women’s studies. It presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women’s lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women’s experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women’s diverse approaches to living and fostering change.
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Black Women in America A G

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom ; or , The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery . ... Black Women in NineteenthCentury American Life : Their Words , Their Thoughts , Their Feelings . ... Maria W. Stewart ...

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

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ISBN: PSU:000054177574

Category: African American women

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Women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Moseley Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business. In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and represents the new research the first edition helped to generate.
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