Martin R. Delany : A Documentary Reader


Martin R. Delany : A Documentary Reader

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Martin R. Delany (1812-85) has been called the "Father of Black Nationalism," but his extraordinary career also encompassed the roles of abolitionist, physician, editor, explorer, politician, army officer, novelist, and political theorist. Despite his enormous influence in the nineteenth century, and his continuing influence on black nationalist thought in the twentieth century, Delany has remained a relatively obscure figure in U.S. culture, generally portrayed as a radical separatist at odds with the more integrationist Frederick Douglass. This pioneering documentary collection offers readers a chance to discover, or rediscover, Delany in all his complexity. Through nearly 100 documents - approximately two-thirds of which have not been reprinted since their initial nineteenth-century publication - it traces the full sweep of his fascinating career. Included are selections from Delany's early journalism, his emigrationist writings of the 1850s, his 1859-62 novel, Blake (one of the first African American novels published in the United States), and his later writings on Reconstruction. Incisive and shrewd, angry and witty, Delany's words influenced key nineteenth-century debates on race and nation, addressing issues that remain pressing in our own time.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction 1 (22)
A Note on the Texts 23 (2)
Part One Pittsburgh, the Mystery, Freemasonry 25 (44)
Prospectus of the Mystery 30 (2)
Not Fair 32 (2)
Liberty or Death 34 (1)
Young Women 35 (1)
Self-Elevation Tract Society 36 (2)
Farewell to Readers of the Mystery 38 (3)
Eulogy on the Life and Character of the 41 (8)
Rev. Fayette Davis
The Origin and Objects of Ancient 49 (20)
Part Two The North Star 69 (112)
Western Tour for the North Star 73 (64)
True Patriotism 137(4)
Sound the Alarm 141(3)
Liberia 144(5)
Political Economy 149(2)
Domestic Economy 151(6)
Southern Customs --- Madame Chevalier 157(3)
Annexation of Cuba 160(7)
The Redemption of Cuba 167(3)
Letter to M. H. Burnham, 5 October 1849 170(5)
Delany and Frederick Douglass on Samuel R. 175(6)
Part Three Debating Black Emigration 181(134)
Protest against the First Resolution of the 187(2)
North American Convention
The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and 189(28)
Destiny of the Colored People of the United
Letter to Oliver Johnson, 30 April 1852 217(2)
Letter to William Lloyd Garrison, 14 May 219(2)
Letter to Frederick Douglass, 10 July 1852 221(3)
Delany and Douglass on Uncle Tom's Cabin 224(14)
Letter to Douglass, 30 May 1853 238(2)
Call for a National Emigration Convention 240(3)
of Colored Men
Letter to Douglass, 7 November 1853 243(2)
Political Destiny of the Colored Race on 245(35)
the American Continent
Political Aspect of the Colored People of 280(11)
the United States
What Does It Mean? 291(4)
Letter to Garrison, 19 February 1859 295(2)
Blake; or, The Huts of America 297(16)
Comets 313(2)
Part Four Africa 315(62)
A Project for an Expedition of Adventure 320(5)
Letter to Henry Ward Beecher, 17 June 1858 325(3)
Canada. --- Captain John Brown 328(4)
Martin R. Delany in Liberia 332(4)
Official Report of the Niger Valley 336(22)
Exploring Party
The International Statistical Congress 358(4)
Africa and the African Race 362(3)
Letter to James T. Holly, 15 January 1861 365(3)
Letter to Robert Hamilton, 28 September 1861 368(2)
Letter to James McCune Smith, 11 January 370(2)
Letter to the Weekly Anglo-African, 22 372(1)
January 1862
The Moral and Social Aspect of Africa 373(4)
Part Five Civil War and Reconstruction 377(82)
Letter to Edwin M. Stanton, 15 December 1863 383(2)
The Council-Chamber. --- President Lincoln 385(4)
The Colored Citizens of Xenia 389(3)
Monument to President Lincoln: Two Documents 392(4)
Prospects of the Freedmen of Hilton Head 396(5)
Triple Alliance 401(2)
Letter to the Colored Delegation, 22 403(3)
February 1866
Letter to Andrew Johnson, 25 July 1866 406(3)
Letter to Henry Highland Garnet, 27 July 409(2)
Reflections on the War 411(4)
University Pamphlets 415(10)
Homes for the Freedmen 425(6)
Delany and Frederick Douglass, Letter 431(11)
Exchange, 1871
Delany for Lieutenant Governor: Two Speeches 442(6)
The South and Its Foes 448(4)
Delany for Hampton 452(4)
Politics on Edisto Island 456(3)
Part Six The Republic of Liberia 459(28)
Letter on President Warner of Liberia, 1866 463(3)
The African Exodus 466(2)
Principia of Ethnology: The Origin of Races 468(16)
and Color
Letter to William Coppinger, 18 December 484(3)
Chronology 487(4)
Selected Bibliography 491(4)
Index 495