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Author Kay, Roy.

Title The Ethiopian prophecy in Black American letters / Roy Kay
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
Series History of African American Religions
History of African-American religions.
Contents Introduction: the inch and ells of Psalm 68:31 -- Early Jewish and Christian figures of Ethiopia -- Managing Blackness: Protestant readings of Psalm 68:31 in colonial America -- Uplifting Ethiopia in America: conversion, self-consciousness, and the figure of Ethiopia -- Missionary emigrationism: Psalm 68:31 and uplifting the Ethiopians in Africa -- Psalm 68:31 and the fight for freedom and equality in antebellum America -- Reading for independence: the figure of Ethiopia and the new Africa -- Rewriting Psalm 68:31: narrative formations of Ethiopia -- Figural exhaustion: parodying the figures of Ethiopia -- Conclusion: reading and refiguring the figures of Ethiopia
Summary Utilizing examples from Richard Allen, Maria W. Stewart, Kate Drumgoold, Phillis Wheatley, Martin Delany, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, and Ralph Ellison, Kay reveals the wide variety of ways this verse has been interpreted and conceptualized in African American history and letters for more than two hundred years. &
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Prophecies.
Bible. Psalms, LXVIII, 31 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
African Americans -- Religion.
Ethiopia -- In the Bible.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813040515 (electronic bk.)
0813041589 (ebook)
9780813040516 (electronic bk.)
9780813041582 (ebook)
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