Speak Out in Thunder Tones
Letters and Other Writings by Black Northerners 1787-1865
By (author) Dorothy Sterling
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Speak Out in Thunder Tones by Dorothy Sterling
Book DescriptionThis impressive collection, drawn from a wealth of original research into previously untapped sources--including letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, poems, songs, newspaper articles, advertisements, a ship's log, and official documents--allows African Americans to speak afresh across more than two centuries. Besides the expected voices of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, this book makes vivid the experiences and views of a diverse range of lesser-known but equally fascinating personalities: Ira Aldridge, one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day; William Allen, the first black college professor in the country; the astronomer and mathematician Benjamin Banneker; Paul Cuffe, owner of a fleet of merchant ships; Martin R. Delany, the father of black nationalism; James Forten, war veteran, inventor, and one of the wealthiest men in America; the militant Henry Highland Garnet, who urged slaves to revolt; the poet Phillis Wheatley, as well as ordinary free blacks, fugitive slaves, soldiers, wives, mothers, pioneers, sailors, and numerous others. The editor has forged her material into a documentary history as dramatic as it is memorable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808203
(210mm x 136mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dorothy Sterling
We are Your Sisters, Paperback (October 1997)
"A remarkable documentary and the first in-depth record of many black women, slave and free."--Dorothy B. Porter, curator emeritus, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Making of an Afro-American, Paperback (August 1996)
"Decades before Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X, Martin Robison Delany (1812--1885) proclaimed his pride in being black, and demanded not only emancipation but independence for African Am"
Ahead of Her Time, Paperback (July 1994)
"[The author] tells this remarkable story with honesty and compassion. Readers will find a wealth of new information not only about Kelley's outstanding contribution to abolitionism but about the movements to bring about the end of slavery and to advance the cause of women." -Mari Jo Buhle, Brown University
Trouble They Seen, Paperback (March 1994)» View all books by Dorothy Sterling
"Most histories of Reconstruction deal primarily with political issues and the larger conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, notherners and southerners. The Trouble They Seen departs from this ap"
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