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No Future in This CountryThe Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner$
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Andre E. Johnson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496830708

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.001.0001

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“Hell Is an Improvement So Far As the Negro Is Concerned”

“Hell Is an Improvement So Far As the Negro Is Concerned”

Turner and the Damning of America

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(p.149) 6 “Hell Is an Improvement So Far As the Negro Is Concerned”
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No Future in This Country
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Andre E. Johnson

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.003.0007

Chapter 6 examines Turner’s prophetic ire against America and how the country deals with race. The chapter offers analysis of speeches in which he condemns America, calls the flag a “contemptible rag,” and suggests that African Americans have nothing to obtain if they remained in the country.

Keywords:   Race, Racism, Rhetoric of Race, Prophetic rhetoric, Politics of Respectability

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