By Gene Andrew Jarrett
Via a chain of essays that discover the kinds, subject matters, genres, historic contexts, significant authors, and newest severe techniques, 'A spouse to African American Literature' provides a accomplished chronological assessment of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the trendy day
• Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, during the upward push of antislavery literature within the many years best into the Civil conflict, to the trendy improvement of up to date African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies
• Addresses the most recent severe and scholarly ways to African American literature
• positive factors essays via best proven literary students in addition to more recent voices
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At the end of his account, Gronniosaw described himself and his wife as “Pilgrims … travelling through many difficulties towards our HEAVENLY HOME, and … waiting patiently” to be delivered “out of the evils of this present world” (53). The adult Gronniosaw founded his story of enslavement on his intuition, while still a young boy in Africa, of the inadequacy of animist religion, as well as on his conviction that there must be a single god. Africa, for Gronniosaw, was a place to 30 James Sidbury escape: even as a child he began to perceive religious “Truth,” and God favored him by guiding him into Christian lands.
London: 1785. Nisbet, Richard. The Capacity of Negroes for Religious and Moral Improvement Considered. London: 1789. Rush, Benjamin. An Address to the Inhabitants of the British Settlement in America, upon Slave-Keeping. Boston: 1773. Sancho, Ignatius. Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. Ed. Vincent Carretta. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1998. Smith, Venture. A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America.
21 Africa, for Jones, was a suffering lost homeland in need of religious and secular salvation – a salvation that black Americans could provide. Daniel Coker, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal movement in Baltimore, echoed this theme in A Dialogue between a Virginian and an African Minister (1810). Dialogue takes place when a fictional Virginia slaveholder wanders into an “African minister’s” office to contest the supposedly “strange opinion” that the legislature should “enact a law, for the emancipation of our slaves” (Coker 4–5).