To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren book cover

To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren book cover

book cover of To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren by Peter P. Hinks

“To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance” by Peter P. Hinks (1996, Penn State University Press) combines social biography with textual analysis to provide a powerful new interpretation of David Walker and his meaning for antebellum American history. Walker was a free Black born in Wilmington, North Carolina, who in 1829 wrote one of America's most provocative political documents of the 19th century: “An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World,” which challenged his "afflicted and slumbering brethren" to rise up and cast off their chains.

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