Alexander Crummell: A Study of Civilization and Discontent

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byWilson Jeremiah Moses

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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 toYale 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'sfirst coup. He accepted a pastorate in Washington, D.C., and in 1897 founded the American Negro Academy, where the influence of his ideology was felt by W.E.B. Du Bois and future progenitors of the Garvey Movement. A pivotal nineteenth-century thinker, Crummell is essential to any understanding oftwentieth-century black nationalism.

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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 toYale University and the Episcopal Seminary ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 1.34 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Thanks to Moses' sterling work...we will all better understand a little-known but nonetheless important figure in the history of black nationalism and nineteenth-century American political thought."--Journal of American History