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David Walker’s Appeal
by David Walker

Publication Date: Apr 30, 1995
List Price: $9.95
Format: Paperback, 120 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780809015818
Imprint: Hill and Wang
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Paperback Description:

David Walker’s Appeal is a landmark work of American history and letters, the most radical piece of writing by an African American in the nineteenth century. Startling in its intensity, unrelenting in its attacks on slavery and white racism, it alarmed Southern slaveholders, inspired Northern abolitionists, and hastened the sectional conflicts that led to the Civil War. In this new edition of the Appeal, the distinguished historian Sean Wilentz draws on a generation of innovative research to throw fresh light on Walker’s life and ideas—and their enduring importance.

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