Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent

Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent

by Wilson Jeremiah Moses
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195050967

ISBN-13: 9780195050967

Pub. Date: 08/28/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195050967
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.35(d)

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