The Duty of a Rising Christian State: To Contribute to the World's Well-being and Civilization and the Means by Which It May Perform the Same. The Annual Oration Before the Common Council and the Citizens of Monrovia, Liberia - July 26, 1855: Being the Day of National Independence. Alexander Crummell.
The Duty of a Rising Christian State: To Contribute to the World's Well-being and Civilization and the Means by Which It May Perform the Same. The Annual Oration Before the Common Council and the Citizens of Monrovia, Liberia - July 26, 1855: Being the Day of National Independence
The Duty of a Rising Christian State: To Contribute to the World's Well-being and Civilization and the Means by Which It May Perform the Same. The Annual Oration Before the Common Council and the Citizens of Monrovia, Liberia - July 26, 1855: Being the Day of National Independence

The Duty of a Rising Christian State: To Contribute to the World's Well-being and Civilization and the Means by Which It May Perform the Same. The Annual Oration Before the Common Council and the Citizens of Monrovia, Liberia - July 26, 1855: Being the Day of National Independence

[Boston]: The Massachusetts Colonization Society, 1857.

First American edition. (Reprinted from the London edition of 1856.) Original saddlestitched wraps. 31, [1, note] pp. Very Good with small chip at head, light tidemark to upper left corner of margin, wraps a little soiled and edges slightly worn.

This pamphlet is a prominent African-American minister's commemoration of the founding of the state of Liberia. He began as an abolitionist lecturer whose sermons took on an increasingly pan-African tone. In 1853 he moved to Liberia and attempted to move the country towards Christianity and American-style democracy; he would be forced to return to the USA in 1873, where he was a pastor and activist until his death in 1898. While his earlier pan-Africanism found few adherents, his influence on W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Paul Laurence Dunbar would be profound. Item #140939299

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