The Resource The will of a people : a critical anthology of great African American speeches, edited with introductions by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy

The will of a people : a critical anthology of great African American speeches, edited with introductions by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy

Label
The will of a people : a critical anthology of great African American speeches
Title
The will of a people
Title remainder
a critical anthology of great African American speeches
Statement of responsibility
edited with introductions by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon nearly two hundred years of recorded African American oratory, The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches, edited by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy, brings together in one unique volume some of this tradition's most noteworthy speeches, each paired with an astute introduction designed to highlight its most significant elements. Arranged chronologically, from Maria Miller Stewart's 1832 speech "Why Sit Ye Here and Die?" to President Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address, these orations are tied to many of the key themes and events of American history, as well as the many issues and developments in American race relations. These themes, events, and issues include the changing roles of women, Native American relations, American "manifest destiny," abolitionism, the industrial revolution, Jim Crow, lynching, World War I and American self-determination, the rise of the New Deal and government social programs, the Civil Rights Movement and desegregation, the Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, gay and lesbian rights, immigration, and the rise of a mediated culture. Leeman and Duffy have carefully selected the most eloquent and relevant speeches by African Americans, including those by Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Barbara Jordan, Jesse Jackson, and Marian Wright Edelman, many of which have never received significant scholarly attention. The Will of a People is the first book to pair the full texts of the most important African American orations with substantial introductory essays intended to guide the reader's understanding of the speaker, the speech, its rhetorical interpretation, and the historical context in which it occurred. Broadly representative of the African American experience, as well as what it means to be American, this valuable collection will serve as an essential guide to the African American oratory tradition."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
815/.0080896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS663.N4
LC item number
W45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The will of a people : a critical anthology of great African American speeches, edited with introductions by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lecture, delivered at the Franklin Hall (1832) / Maria W. Miller Stewart -- An address to the slaves of the United States of America (1843) / Henry Highland Garnet -- A'n't I a woman? (1851) / Sojourner Truth -- What to the American slave is the Fourth of July? (1852) / Frederick Douglass -- I claim the rights of a man (1868) / Henry McNeal Turner -- Oration on the occasion of the dedication of the Lincoln Monument (1876) / Frederick Douglass -- Duty to dependent races (1891) / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Lynch law in all its phases (1893) / Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- Atlanta exposition address (1895) / Booker T. Washington -- What it means to be colored in the capital of the United States (1906) / Mary Church Terrell -- Disfranchisement (1912) / William Edward Burghardt Du Bois -- The principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1922) / Marcus Mosiah Garvey -- Rock foundations (1926) / Vernon Johns -- I have a dream (1963) / Martin Luther King Jr. -- The ballot or the bullet (1964) / Malcolm X -- Black power (1966) / Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) -- A time to break silence (1967) / Martin Luther King Jr. -- It is time to reassess our national priorities (1969) / Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm -- Speech on Watergate to the House Judiciary Committee (1974) / Barbara Charline Jordan -- Speech to the Democratic National Convention (1984) / Jesse Louis Jackson -- Children's legislative issues (1985) / Marian Wright Edelman -- Inaugural address (2009) / Barack Hussein Obama
Control code
ocn784948015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 454 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780809390731
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613674463
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
367446
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not applicable
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.b33979613
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784948015
  • pebcs0809390736

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