Singing for Equality: Hymns in the American Antislavery and Indian Rights Movements, 1640-1855

Singing for Equality: Hymns in the American Antislavery and Indian Rights Movements, 1640-1855

by Cheryl C. Boots

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ISBN-13: 9781476603360
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Cheryl C. Boots is a senior lecturer who teaches humanities, American literature, and American history courses at Boston University. She is choir director and soloist at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  ix
Introduction: Recovering the Lost Soundtrack of American Social Visionaries  1
1. Seeing Children of God or Children of the Devil in Massachusetts Bay  11
2. Singing Nonconformist and Anglican Hymns in the 18th Century  26
3. Asserting Racial Equality with Sacred Verse in Early America  43
4. Debating Blacks’ and Indians’ Humanity in the Early Republic  66
5. Affirming the Humanity of Early-­Antebellum Blacks and Indians  79
6. Making Space for Indians in Early Antebellum Fiction, or Not  103
7. Struggling to Enlist Support for the Cherokee People  132
8. Legitimating Black Emancipation with Blacks’ Voices  153
9. Singing Communities and the American Anti-­Slavery Society  179
10. Making Space for Blacks in Late Antebellum American Fiction  203
Conclusion: Tracing the Legacy of Sacred Music and American Racial Equality  234
Appendix: Hymn Tunes Available Online  245
Chapter Notes  247
Bibliography  261
Index  266

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