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David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World Paperback – April 19, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0271019949 ISBN-10: 0271019948 Edition: Highlighting

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press; Highlighting edition (April 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271019948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271019949
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Hinks’s edition of Walker’s Appeal complements his exhaustively researched To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren. With the Appeal, Hinks turns to the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and argumentative quality and development of Walker’s mind. . . . Peter Hinks reintroduces Walker’s abolitionist classic to remind scholars of this erudite black activist; to stress the ‘central function’ of all three versions of the text; . . . and to nuance the political legacy from which Walker sprang and which he conveyed, enhanced, to his heirs.”
—Angela M. Leonard, North Carolina Historical Review

“Peter Hinks . . . is now the leading scholarly authority on Walker.”
—Sean Wilentz, Princeton University

“Peter Hinks . . . is now the leading scholarly authority on Walker.”

—Sean Wilentz, Princeton University

About the Author

Peter P. Hinks teaches history and African American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance (Penn State, 1997), which was named a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book for 1998.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 23, 2005
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David Walker was born in the late 1700s, in the newly-formed nation of the United States, shortly after ratification of the Constitution, into a society which on the one hand was celebrating a victory for freedom from oppression, but which also was still oppressive of a significant number of its own people.

Walker grew impatient with the pace and tone of the Abolitionist movement, of which he was a part, beginning in New England. Slave rebellions such as that of Denmark Vesey seemed to be an answer to the slowness. Injustice was being committed at this very moment -- action was therefore required immediately. This was the tone with which Walker's 'Appeal' was infused. His message was rather shocking to white Americans, and Walker found ways to reach his own people in the South with this message. Vesey and others had used religious meetings as a means of gathering and organising; likewise, they found the Bible rich in material to support their cause. Walker did likewise, seizing upon biblical ideas of deliverance and justice.

Walker found himself becoming unpopular for his outspoken views. Many in the Abolitionist movement purposefully discouraged talk of rebellion, lawbreaking and violence. However, Walker was not convinced that this kind of change was the best in the situation -- he felt strongly that the Black people had to unite and fight, with the full support of God.

Walker further was mistrustful of white people's effort on the behalf of blacks, and doubtful that Southern white men would ever be willing to give up their position of power. Walker noted that even men like Jefferson believed in the racial idea of white superiority.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kimosha P. Murphy on February 9, 2014
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I chose the 5 star because of the excellent material here and because of the timeless quality of the work. It is hard to be of color in a world of bullies with arms who would choose war over peace; stealing over sharing and hate over love historically and traditionally.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret D. Curtis on January 25, 2014
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The researcher did an excellent job of framing the person David Walker and the times in which he lived. This is an intelligent man speaking to Americans with compassion and urgency. A must read for all those who are interested in Black History and the great men and women who fought to make this country great. His ideas appear as relevant today as they were pre-civil war era. I would recommend this source for anyone and I will continue to recommend this source to all I come in contact with interested in American History.
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It should be required for people to read this speech. It opens ones eyes to the gritty call for freedom by the African-American slave without holding anything back.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bilal Yasin El-Amin on March 20, 2011
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David Walker's Appeal: To the Coloured Citizens of the World David Walker is truly a hero. He was murdered because of his outspoken views. He is a hero to all human beings.
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