Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms: Social and Literary Manipulations of a Religious Myth. Revised Edition

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Penn State Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Social Science
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Contents

The Concept of Messianism Sacred and Secular
1
A Search for African Roots of the Tradition
17
The Black Jeremiad and American Messianic Traditions
30
The Myth of Uncle Tom and the Messianic Mission of the Black Race
49
Faith Fatalism and Racial Christianity The Slavery Crisis and Reconstruction
67
Booker T Washington A Black Moses and the Covenant Revealed to Him
86
The New Negro and Americas Changing World Mission
107
Marcus Garvey The Resurrection of the Negro and the Redemption of Africa
124
Waiting for the Messiah From Joe Louis to Martin Luther King Jr
155
Chosen Peoples of the Metropolis Black Muslims Black Jews and Others
183
Messianic Oratory and the Theme of Ethiopianism in Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man
196
Martin Muhammad and Malcolm Political Revivalism in the Sixties
207
Black Messianism and American Destiny
226
Notes
239
Selected Bibliography
265
Index
275

Du Bois Dark Princess and the Heroic Uncle Tom
142

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