49. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: Henry Highland Garnet

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Henry Highland Garnet encourages, or actually demands, that enslaved Americans throw off their chains and debates Douglass over how best to resist slavery.



Further Reading

• A.M. Duane, Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation (New York: 2020).

• E.S. Glaude, Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America (Chicago: 2000), ch. 8.

• S. Harrold, The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves (Lexington: 2004).

• E.O. Hutchinson, Let Your Motto Be Resistance: The Life and Thought of Henry Highland Garnet (Boston: 1972).

• J. Jasinski, “Constituting Antebellum African American Identity: Resistance, Violence, and Masculinity in Henry Highland Garnet’s (1843) 'Address to the Slaves,'” Quarterly Journal of Speech 93 (2007), 27-57.

• L. Leavell, "Recirculating Black Militancy in Word and Image: Henry Highland Garnet's "Volume of Fire,"" Book History 20 (2017), 150-187.

• M.B. Pasternak, Rise Now and Fly to Arms: The Life of Henry Highland Garnet (New York: 1995).

• J. Schor, Henry Highland Garnet: A Voice of Black Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century (Westport: 1977).

• S.H. Shiffrin, "The Rhetoric of Black Violence in the Antebellum Period: Henry Highland Garnet," Journal of Black Studies 2 (1971), 45-56.

• S. Stuckey, Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America (New York: 1987).

Minutes of the National Convention of Colored Citizens, held in Buffalo, NY, August 15-19, 1843


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