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The practice of citizenship : Black politics and print culture in the early United States / Derrick R. Spires.

Author/creator Spires, Derrick Ramon author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]
Description344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Portion of title Black politics and print culture in the early United States
Contents Black Theorizing: Reimagining a "Beautiful but Baneful Object"; Chapter 1. Neighborly Citizenship in Absalom Jones and Richard Allen's A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People During the Late and Awful Calamity in Philadelphia in the Year 1793; Chapter 2. Circulating Citizenship in the Black State Conventions of the 1840s; Chapter 3. Economic Citizenship in Ethiop and Communipaw's New York; Chapter 4. Critical Citizenship in the Anglo-African Magazine, 1859-1860; Chapter 5. Pedagogies of Revolutionary Citizenship; Conclusion. "To Praise Our Bridges".
Abstract 'The Practice of Citizenship' traces the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship. Considering a variety of texts by both canonical and lesser-known authors, Derrick R. Spires demonstrates how black writers articulated an expansive, practice-based theory of citizenship.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 309-331) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2018033304
ISBN081225080X hardcover alkaline paper

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