American Protest Literature Lecture Videos (Harvard University) from "Literature and Arts A-86: American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac"

Lecture 3: “Other Declarations of Independence”

Discussion of the politics of slavery and abolition in colonial American society and the early Republic; the emergence of the African colonization movement and the American Colonization Society; creation of the African Methodist Episcopal church; the formation of free black communities in the North; early African-American protest and its impact on abolitionism; David Walker’s Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829); the life and writings of Pequod activist William Apess; white social views on Native Americans; and African-Native American relations.

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