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Bruce, Dickson D. 1946-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 8,706 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS153.N5, 810.9896073
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Most widely held works by Dickson D Bruce
And they all sang hallelujah : plain-folk camp-meeting religion, 1800-1845 by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black American writing from the nadir : the evolution of a literary tradition, 1877-1915 by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of African American literature, 1680-1865 by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickson D. Bruce argues that contrary to prevailing perceptions of African American voices as silenced and excluded from American history, those voices were loud and clear. Within the context of the wider culture, these writers offered powerful, widely read, and widely appreciated commentaries on American ideals and ambitions. The Origins of African American Literature provides strong evidence to demonstrate just how much writers engaged in a surprising number of dialogues with society as a whole. Along with an extensive discussion of major authors and texts, including Phillis Wheatley's poetry, Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Martin Delany's Blake, Bruce explores less-prominent works and writers as well, thereby grounding African American writing in its changing historical settings. The Origins of African American Literature is an invaluable revelation of the emergence and sources of the specifically African American literary tradition and the forces that helped shape it
Archibald Grimké : portrait of a Black independent by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on primary sources including the letters and writings of Grimké, the nephew of Angelina and Sarah Grimké, and his contemporaries, Bruce tells of the man who helped to found the NAACP and of the broader worlds of race relations and racial politics at the turn of the century
Juvenile delinquency : historical, cultural, legal perspectives by Arnold Binder( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and culture in the antebellum South by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of conservatism : the Virginia Convention of 1829-30 and the conservative tradition in the South by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kentucky tragedy : a story of conflict and change in antebellum America by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A murder case with all the elements of melodrama - including seduction and betrayal, political intrigue, honor, and greed - the Kentucky Tragedy of 1825 riveted the attention of the nation. For decades afterward, its themes resonated in American writing. Dickson Bruce recounts the events of the case and offers an innovative analysis of the poems, novels, dramas, and commentary it inspired. He uncovers an intricate connection between public fascination with the Kentucky Tragedy and changing ideas about gender roles, social identity, human motivation, and freedom in the years leading up to the Civil War."--Jacket
Earnestly contending : religious freedom and pluralism in antebellum America by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Earnestly Contending, Dickson Bruce examines the ways in which religious denominations and movements in antebellum America coped with the ideals of freedom and pluralism that exerted such a strong influence on the larger, national culture. Despite their enormous normative power, these still-evolving ideals - themselves partly religious in origin - ran up against deeply entrenched concerns about the integrity of religious faith and commitment and the role of religion in society. The resulting tensions between these ideals and desires for religious consensus and coherence would remain unresolved throughout the period. Focusing on that era's interdenominational competition, Bruce explores the possibilities for and barriers to realizing ideals of freedom and pluralism in antebellum America. He examines the nature of religion from the perspectives of anthropology and cognitive sciences, as well as history, and uses this interdisciplinary approach to organize and understand specific tendencies in the antebellum period while revealing properties inherent in religion as a social and cultural phenomenon. He goes on to show how issues from that era have continued to play a role in American religious thinking, and how they might shed light on the controversies of our own time. -- Book jacket
And they all sang hallelujah : [By] dickson D.Bruce by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archibald Grimkâe: Portrait of a Black Independent (Southern biography series) by Dickson D Bruce( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The origins of African American literature, 1680-1865
Alternative Names
Bruce, Dickson

Bruce, Dickson 1946-

Bruce, Dickson D.

Languages
English (83)

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The origins of African American literature, 1680-1865Juvenile delinquency : historical, cultural, legal perspectivesThe Kentucky tragedy : a story of conflict and change in antebellum America