Lecture 4: “Millennial Vistas”
Continued discussion of Walker’s Appeal; use of the Declaration of Independence in the political rhetoric of American social protest movements; the rise of abolitionism, from early free black immediatism to white abolitionism (e.g. Garrisonianism); millennialism, racial and sexual egalitarianism, and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (1855). Includes a recommended dramatic reading (by Tim McCarthy) of Susan Garnet Smith’s love letter to Whitman.
From: American Protest Literature Lecture Videos (Harvard University) from "Literature and Arts A-86: American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac"
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