The Growth of One Hundred Years

Author: Walter M. Gilmore
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781396531378
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Excerpt from The Growth of One Hundred Years: Addresses Delivered at the First Centennial Session of the Baptist State Convention, Held in Greenville, N. C., March 26-27, 1930 This volume 1s sent forth with the earnest h0pe that the recital of the splendid achievements of N orth Carolina Baptists during the past century may stimulate those that are coming on to still greater accomplishments. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Black Hymnody

Author: Jon Michael Spencer
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870497605
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The Duties of British Christians in Relation to the Struggle in America

Author: John Stock
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780484336918
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Excerpt from The Duties of British Christians in Relation to the Struggle in America: Being the Substance of a Discourse Delivered in Morice Square Baptist Chapel, Devonport, on the Evening of Lord's Day, 7th June, 1863 The slave trade and slavery were both English institu; tions. Let us not forget this undeniable fact in our judgment of American politicians. The African slave trade was not abolished in this country till 1807, after nearly a quarter of a century of agitation, and just 24 years after the United States had become an independent nation. Slavery in the English colonies was not annihilated until 1838, that is, 55 years after the achievement of American independence. Our hands have been free from the crime of the slave trade only 56 years, and of slavery only 25 years. Wm. Knibb' was cautioned by the Secretary of our Baptist Foreign Mis sion, before the Spa Fields meeting, against meddling with slavery, lest he should offend the Government, and put an end to our mission in Jamaica}? Slavery and the slave trade, then, are not the legitimate results of the democratic and republican constitution of America, but were both' British institutions. America had her slavery foisted on her by us. Hence it is but a righteous retribution that we should share in her aflictions in getting rid of this monj strous evil. Is our trade suffering? Are many of our mills closed Let us remember that our countryyis the author of the curse which is the cause of all this mischief. Slavery is the producer of the baptism in blood and woe through which America is passing, and we are the parents of hen slavery We have no room for indulgence in a pharisaical self-gratulation on the slavery question. In our territories We have only been free from this crime 25 years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Stories and Poems Classic Reprint

Author: Bret Harte
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781331209249
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Excerpt from Stories and Poems An American gentleman lately addressed a letter to one of our London papers, assuring the English people that his countrymen properly appreciated the difference between Longfellow and Bret Harte. In the same way it might be said that Englishmen similarly recognise the difference between "Paradise Lost" and "Hudibras;" or, to come to our own times, between Macaulay and Dickens; between "Richelieu" and "London Assurance." To say this, is simply platitude. But it is impossible to avoid suspecting that the American writer had been annoyed with some disparaging remarks upon a style of Transatlantic literature now in vogue, of which Mr. Bret Harte is at the present time the Representative Man; and meant us to understand that such authors were properly depreciated. Let us hope this is not true, but that, on the contrary, the immense popularity which Mr. Bret Harte's prose and poetry have so quickly attained, and the extensive sale they have enjoyed, are a sure testimony that he is as fully valued by his own countrymen as by the British public, among whom his books have been received with such marked favour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

African Americans and the Classics

Author: Margaret Malamud
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720280
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A new wave of research in black classicism has emerged in the 21st century that explores the role played by the classics in the larger cultural traditions of black America, Africa and the Caribbean. Addressing a gap in this scholarship, Margaret Malamud investigates why and how advocates for abolition and black civil rights (both black and white) deployed their knowledge of classical literature and history in their struggle for black liberty and equality in the United States. African Americans boldly staked their own claims to the classical world: they deployed texts, ideas and images of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt in order to establish their authority in debates about slavery, race, politics and education. A central argument of this book is that knowledge and deployment of Classics was a powerful weapon and tool for resistance—as improbable as that might seem now—when wielded by black and white activists committed to the abolition of slavery and the end of the social and economic oppression of free blacks. The book significantly expands our understanding of both black history and classical reception in the United States.

The Chronology of American Literature

Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618168217
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Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.