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Part III - Print Culture in Circulation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 March 2021

Jasmine Nichole Cobb
Affiliation:
Duke University, North Carolina
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Essays in part three, “Print Culture in Circulation,” consider the means by which African Americans distributed ideas to mass audiences, including the structures that supported these efforts and the rhetorical tropes that enabled a broad readership. In the earliest decades of the nineteenth century, countless networks organized around African American writing, thinking and speaking fostered literary engagement. Elizabeth McHenry explains that such societies reveal the value of education to free and enslaved African Americans who relied on these associations “for collective reading, writing, and discussion to combat charges of racial inferiority, validate their call for social justice, and alert their audience to the disparity between American ideals and racial inequality.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Print Culture in Circulation
  • Edited by Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1800–1830
  • Online publication: 11 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108632003.012
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  • Print Culture in Circulation
  • Edited by Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1800–1830
  • Online publication: 11 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108632003.012
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  • Print Culture in Circulation
  • Edited by Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Book: African American Literature in Transition, 1800–1830
  • Online publication: 11 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108632003.012
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