The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias
Author: Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1995-08-03
ISBN: 9780195098358
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of Matthias Book Excerpt:

This book brings to life the spiritual and sexual tensions of mid-19th-century America through the sensational and unforgettable story of the cult of Matthias.

The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias
Author: Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2012-04-02
ISBN: 0199892490
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of Matthias Book Excerpt:

Prologue: two prophets at Kirtland -- Elijah Pierson -- Robert Matthews -- The kingdom -- The downfall -- Epilogue.

God s Country Uncle Sam s Land

God s Country  Uncle Sam s Land
Author: Todd M. Kerstetter
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0252030389
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Country Uncle Sam s Land Book Excerpt:

While many studies of religion in the West have focused on the region's diversity, freedom, and individualism, Todd M. Kerstetter brings together the three most glaring exceptions to those rules to explore the boundaries of tolerance as enforced by society and the U.S. government.God's Country, Uncle Sam's Landanalyzes Mormon history from the Utah Expedition and Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 through subsequent decades of federal legislative and judicial actions aimed at ending polygamy and limiting church power. It also focuses on the Lakota Ghost Dancers and the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota (1890), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas (1993). In sharp contrast to the mythic image of the West as the "Land of the Free," these three tragic episodes reveal the West as a cultural battleground--in the words of one reporter, "a collision of guns, God, and government." Kerstetter asks important questions about what happens when groups with a deep trust in their differing inner truths meet, and he exposes the religious motivations behind government policies that worked to alter Mormonism and extinguish Native American beliefs.

Fourierist Communities of Reform

Fourierist Communities of Reform
Author: Amy Hart
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 3030683567
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourierist Communities of Reform Book Excerpt:

This book explores the intersections between nineteenth-century social reform movements in the United States. Delving into the little-known history of women who joined income-sharing communities during the 1840s, this book uses four community case studies to examine social activism within communal environments. In a period when women faced legal and social restrictions ranging from coverture to slavery, the emergence of residential communities designed by French utopian writer, Charles Fourier, introduced spaces where female leadership and social organization became possible. Communitarian women helped shape the ideological underpinnings of some of the United States’ most enduring and successful reform efforts, including the women’s rights movement, the abolition movement, and the creation of the Republican Party. Dr. Hart argues that these movements were intertwined, with activists influencing multiple organizations within unexpected settings.

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism
Author: James Matthew Morris,Andrea L. Kross
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810849129
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism Book Excerpt:

This Dictionary provides a wide range of coverage on a topic that has played a significant role in human society, from the early theoreticians and thinkers who proposed republican, democratic, and authoritarian innovations; to those who sought equality of classes, races, and g...

Mighty Change Tall Within

Mighty Change  Tall Within
Author: Myra B. Young Armstead
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2003-02-06
ISBN: 9780791456712
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mighty Change Tall Within Book Excerpt:

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Sojourner Truth s America

Sojourner Truth s America
Author: Margaret Washington
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2011-04-21
ISBN: 9780252093746
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sojourner Truth s America Book Excerpt:

This fascinating biography tells the story of nineteenth-century America through the life of one of its most charismatic and influential characters: Sojourner Truth. In an in-depth account of this amazing activist, Margaret Washington unravels Sojourner Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era. Born into bondage among the Hudson Valley Dutch in Ulster County, New York, Isabella was sold several times, married, and bore five children before fleeing in 1826 with her infant daughter one year before New York slavery was abolished. In 1829, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a domestic, preached, joined a religious commune, and then in 1843 had an epiphany. Changing her name to Sojourner Truth, she began traveling the country as a champion of the downtrodden and a spokeswoman for equality by promoting Christianity, abolitionism, and women's rights. Gifted in verbal eloquence, wit, and biblical knowledge, Sojourner Truth possessed an earthy, imaginative, homespun personality that won her many friends and admirers and made her one of the most popular and quoted reformers of her times. Washington's biography of this remarkable figure considers many facets of Sojourner Truth's life to explain how she became one of the greatest activists in American history, including her African and Dutch religious heritage; her experiences of slavery within contexts of labor, domesticity, and patriarchy; and her profoundly personal sense of justice and intuitive integrity. Organized chronologically into three distinct eras of Truth's life, Sojourner Truth's America examines the complex dynamics of her times, beginning with the transnational contours of her spirituality and early life as Isabella and her embroilments in legal controversy. Truth's awakening during nineteenth-century America's progressive surge then propelled her ascendancy as a rousing preacher and political orator despite her inability to read and write. Throughout the book, Washington explores Truth's passionate commitment to family and community, including her vision for a beloved community that extended beyond race, gender, and socioeconomic condition and embraced a common humanity. For Sojourner Truth, the significant model for such communalism was a primitive, prophetic Christianity. Illustrated with dozens of images of Truth and her contemporaries, Sojourner Truth's America draws a delicate and compelling balance between Sojourner Truth's personal motivations and the influences of her historical context. Washington provides important insights into the turbulent cultural and political climate of the age while also separating the many myths from the facts concerning this legendary American figure.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Author: Geoffrey M. Horn
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2009-08
ISBN: 9780778748243
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sojourner Truth Book Excerpt:

Presents the life and accomplishments of Sojourner Truth, from her early life as a slave to her role as advocate for both the abolitionist and the suffragist movement.

The Color of Christ

The Color of Christ
Author: Edward J. Blum,Paul Harvey
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN: 0807837377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Christ Book Excerpt:

How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey weave a tapestry of American dreams and visions--from witch hunts to web pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations--to show how Americans remade the Son of God visually time and again into a sacred symbol of their greatest aspirations, deepest terrors, and mightiest strivings for racial power and justice. The Color of Christ uncovers how, in a country founded by Puritans who destroyed depictions of Jesus, Americans came to believe in the whiteness of Christ. Some envisioned a white Christ who would sanctify the exploitation of Native Americans and African Americans and bless imperial expansion. Many others gazed at a messiah, not necessarily white, who was willing and able to confront white supremacy. The color of Christ still symbolizes America's most combustible divisions, revealing the power and malleability of race and religion from colonial times to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Women Gays and the Constitution

Women  Gays  and the Constitution
Author: David A. J. Richards
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 545
Release: 1998-07-20
ISBN: 0226712079
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Gays and the Constitution Book Excerpt:

In this remarkable study, David A. J. Richards combines an interpretive history of culture and law, political philosophy, and constitutional analysis to explain the background, development, and growing impact of two of the most important and challenging human rights movements of our time, feminism and gay rights. Richards argues that both movements are extensions of rights-based dissent, rooted in antebellum abolitionist feminism that condemned both American racism and sexism. He sees the progressive role of such radical dissent as an emancipated moral voice in the American constitutional tradition. He examines the role of dissident African Americans, Jews, women, and homosexuals in forging alternative visions of rights-based democracy. He also draws special attention to Walt Whitman's visionary poetry, showing how it made space for the silenced and subjugated voices of homosexuals in public and private culture. According to Richards, contemporary feminism rediscovers and elaborates this earlier tradition. And, similarly, the movement for gay rights builds upon an interpretation of abolitionist feminism developed by Whitman in his defense, both in poetry and prose, of love between men. Richards explores Whitman's impact on pro-gay advocates, including John Addington Symonds, Havelock Ellis, Edward Carpenter, Oscar Wilde, and André Gide. He also discusses other diverse writers and reformers such as Margaret Sanger, Franz Boas, Elizabeth Stanton, W. E. B. DuBois, and Adrienne Rich. Richards addresses current controversies such as the exclusion of homosexuals from the military and from the right to marriage and concludes with a powerful defense of the struggle for such constitutional rights in terms of the principles of rights-based feminism.

Speculative Biography

Speculative Biography
Author: Donna Lee Brien,Kiera Lindsey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1000454738
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speculative Biography Book Excerpt:

While speculation has always been crucial to biography, it has often been neglected, denied or misunderstood. This edited collection brings together a group of international biographers to discuss how, and why, each uses speculation in their work; whether this is to conceptualise a project in its early stages, work with scanty or deliberately deceptive sources, or address issues associated with shy or stubborn subjects. After defining the role of speculation in biography, the volume offers a series of work-in-progress case studies that discuss the challenges biographers encounter and address in their work. In addition to defining the ‘speculative spectrum’ within the biographical endeavour, the collection offers a lexicon of new terms to describe different types of biographical speculation, and more deeply engage with the dynamic interplay between research, subjectivity and that which Natalie Zemon Davis dubbed ‘informed imagination’. By mapping the field of speculative biography, the collection demonstrates that speculation is not only innate to biographical practice but also key to rendering the complex mystery of biographical subjects, be they human, animal or even metaphysical.

Sojourner Truth A Life A Symbol

Sojourner Truth  A Life  A Symbol
Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997-10-17
ISBN: 039363566X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sojourner Truth A Life A Symbol Book Excerpt:

A monumental biography of one of the most important black women of the nineteenth century. Sojourner Truth first gained prominence at an 1851 Akron, Ohio, women's rights conference, saying, "Dat man over dar say dat woman needs to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches. . . . Nobody eber helps me into carriages, or ober mud-puddles . . . and ar'n't I a woman?" Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight-talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women--indeed, for all strong women. Like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, she is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet, unlike them, what is remembered of her consists more of myth than of personality. Now, in a masterful blend of scholarship and sympathetic understanding, eminent black historian Nell Irvin Painter goes beyond the myths, words, and photographs to uncover the life of a complex woman who was born into slavery and died a legend. Inspired by religion, Truth transformed herself from a domestic servant named Isabella into an itinerant pentecostal preacher; her words of empowerment have inspired black women and poor people the world over to this day. As an abolitionist and a feminist, Truth defied the notion that slaves were male and women were white, expounding a fact that still bears repeating: among blacks there are women; among women, there are blacks. No one who heard her speak ever forgot Sojourner Truth, the power and pathos of her voice, and the intelligence of her message. No one who reads Painter's groundbreaking biography will forget this landmark figure and the story of her courageous life.

Utopias and Utopians

Utopias and Utopians
Author: Richard C.S. Trahair
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 1135947732
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopias and Utopians Book Excerpt:

Utopian ventures are worth close attention, to help us understand why some succeed and others fail, for they offer hope for an improved life on earth. Utopias and Utopians is a comprehensive guide to utopian communities and their founders. Some works look at literary utopias or political utopias, etc., and others examine the utopias of only one country: this work examines utopias from antiquity to the present and surveys utopian efforts around the world. Of more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries roughly half are descriptions of utopian ventures; the other half are biographies of those who were involved. Entries are followed by a list of sources and a general bibliography concludes the volume.

Black Utopias

Black Utopias
Author: Jayna Brown
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-02-05
ISBN: 1478021233
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Utopias Book Excerpt:

In Black Utopias Jayna Brown looks to utopia as a way of exploring new states of being, doing, and imagining in Black culture. Brown uses the lives and work of Black women mystics Sojourner Truth and Rebecca Cox Jackson, musicians Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, and speculative fiction writers Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler to develop a concept of utopia that radically refuses the terms of liberal humanism. For Brown, utopia consists of those moments in the here and now when Black people—untethered from the hope of rights, recognition, or redress—celebrate themselves as elements in a cosmic effluvium. In such moments, musical, literary, and mystic practices become utopian enclaves in which Black people can take part in modes of alternative worldmaking. Brown demonstrates that engaging in such practices gives Black people the power to destabilize humanism and to create new genres of existence and models of collectivity.

Word and Questions to White America What Black Birthright Citizens Want

Word and Questions to White America  What Black Birthright Citizens Want
Author: Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo
Publsiher: Warren Williams
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word and Questions to White America What Black Birthright Citizens Want Book Excerpt:

Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo provides a workbook for America to define comprehend and resolve conflicts and problems related to racism. With Word of pain grief rage and protest, questions to stir emotions and focus minds and links to online research this book offers readers with insights to comprehend Blacks Americans demands of White Americans and themselves. The Author challenges every person to self examine and commit to end the persisting unwanted intolerable Black Holocaust. Pharaoh introduces a new genre of writing. A writing style with a heart and soul of free conscience thought born out of spirituality anguish frustration distress meditation fear and concern. 'Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want' presents insightful ways and means for the nation and the world to end and prevent racist crimes on Black Humanity with focus for peace and prioritizing quality living for all This is a manual calling for social balance that offers ancient methods of civilizing contemporary societies with possible universal original solutions to right the world to prevent senseless violence, misuse and excesses use of firearms and save and enhance lives to better the world and our human experience of life.

Fox s Book of Martyrs

Fox s Book of Martyrs
Author: John Foxe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1214
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fox s Book of Martyrs Book Excerpt:

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Author: Isabelle Kinnard Richman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN: 1136175156
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sojourner Truth Book Excerpt:

Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country as an outspoken and riveting presence, battling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s suffrage. While her role in these movements has been well-documented, biographers have frequently overlooked the influence of religion in Truth’s life. A participant in a number of the most significant religious movements of her day, including the Methodist Perfectionists, the Kingdom of Matthias, the Utopians, and the Spiritualists, Truth drew her notions of justice from religion. Sojourner Truth: Prophet of Social Justice provides a concise biography of this important figure, integrating her religious life in ways that shed light on Truth’s work and the religious movements of her day. Accompanied by primary source documents including political records, speech transcripts, and selections from her autobiography, Richman's biography provides a rich and accessible narrative of Truth's life and legacy.

Belabored Professions

Belabored Professions
Author: Xiomara Santamarina
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-05-18
ISBN: 9780807877005
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belabored Professions Book Excerpt:

According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word." In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina examines the autobiographies of four women who diverged from that ideal and defended the legitimacy of their self-supporting wage labor. Santamarina focuses on The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Eliza Potter's A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life, Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, and Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes. She argues that beyond black reformers' calls for abolitionist work, these former slaves and freeborn black women wrote about their own overlooked or disparaged work as socially and culturally valuable to the nation. They promoted the status of wage labor as a mark of self-reliance and civic virtue when many viewed African American working women as "drudges." As Santamarina demonstrates, these texts offer modern readers new perspectives on the emergence of the vital African American autobiographical tradition, dramatizing the degree to which black working women participated in and shaped American rhetorics of labor, race, and femininity.

Journey Toward Freedom

Journey Toward Freedom
Author: Jacqueline Bernard
Publsiher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9781558610248
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Toward Freedom Book Excerpt:

A biography of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery, freed in 1827, and became famous for her courage, quick wit, and ready challenge as she campaigned for abolition and women's rights in New York and the Midwestern States.

Utopias and Utopians

Utopias and Utopians
Author: R. C. S. Trahair
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780313294655
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopias and Utopians Book Excerpt:

This reference provides more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries about utopian communities and their founders. The entries draw on a wide range of institutions: from abodes of love to conservation groups; from hippie communes and fantastic entertainments to caravans and residential settlements; from garden cities to children's schools; from business schemes to spiritual encampments; from religious communities to unrealizable schemes. Entries were chosen for their illustrative value and origin and represent utopian thought around the world. Also included are several classical and modern literary utopias, which serve as a guide or justification of utopian ventures. Entries provide bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.