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David Walker's Appeal

To the Coloured Citizens of the World, but In Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America

Author: David Walker; New Introduction by Sean Wilentz

David Walker's Appeal

David Walker's Appeal

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David Walker's Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity,...

Page Count
128
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04/30/1995

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David Walker's Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity, unrelenting in its attacks on slavery and white racism, it alarmed Southern slaveholders, inspired Northern abolitionists, and hastened the sectional conflicts that led to the Civil War. In this new edition of the Appeal, the distinguished historian Sean Wilentz draws on a generation of innovative research to throw fresh light on Walker's life and ideas--and their enduring importance.

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Hill and Wang

ISBN

9780809015818

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“More than a century and a half later, David Walker's Appeal is still a startling document . . . a powerful reminder that slaves and so-called 'free persons of color' were important participants in the great struggle over slavery that led to the Civil War.” —From the Introduction

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David Walker's Appeal

David Walker's Appeal

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