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Author Moses, Wilson Jeremiah, 1942-

Title Alexander Crummell : a Study of Civilization and Discontent / Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, [1989]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 380 pages)
Contents Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. The Early Years (1819-1840); 3. The Struggles of a Young Priest (1841-1847); 4. Arrival in England (1848-1849); 5. Cambridge Influences (1849-1853); 6. Adjustment to Africa (1853-1861); 7. Changing Attitudes in America and a Visit Home (1853-1863); 8. Liberia College and the Politics of Knowledge (1863-1867); 9. Last Battles with the Bishop (1867-1870); 10. Missionary Work and Final Disillusionment (1870-1872); 11. Reconsidering the Destiny of Black Americans (1872-1882); 12. A Man of Mark (1882-1894); 13. Pastor Emeritus (1894-1896)
14. Tuskegee Under Fire: The American Negro Academy (1896-1898)15. Crummell's Universality and Significance; Notes; Bibliography; Appendix: Constitution and By-Laws of the American Negro Academy; Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-364) and index
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Subject Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898.
African Americans -- Biography.
Black nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Pan-Africanism -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195364082 (electronic bk.)
9780195364088 (electronic bk.)