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Walker's Appeal

by David Walker

The book is a call to African Americans to fight for their freedom and equality, using any means necessary, including violent resistance. Walker's Appeal is one of the most important works of African American literature and a significant milestone in the abolitionist movement. David Walker wrote the book at a time when slavery was still legal and widespread in the United States. In the book, he fiercely criticized the institution of slavery and the hypocrisy of the white American society, which preached freedom and democracy but denied those same rights to African Americans. Walker also urged African Americans to take action against their oppressors, arguing that the only way to achieve true freedom was through armed resistance. The book was published in Boston in 1829, but its distribution was banned in several Southern states due to its incendiary content. Despite this, the book became widely circulated among African Americans in the North and was influential in shaping the opinions of many people on the issue of slavery. Walker's Appeal is a powerful and moving work of literature, written by a man who was deeply committed to the cause of freedom and equality. It continues to be studied and celebrated today as a testament to the bravery and determination of African American activists during a dark chapter in American history.

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English

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English

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1829

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David Walker

United States

David Walker was a prominent African American abolitionist, writer, and activist who lived during the early 19th century. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1796, but spent much of his li...

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