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No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson

Abstract

No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner is a rhetorical history of the public career of Bishop Turner during a critical point in American history—from 1896-1915—the “nadir of race relations.” It was during this period in history that African Americans lost many of the gains during Reconstruction. During this period, America adopted the “separate but equal doctrine,” lynching of African Americans went unabated, the convict leasing systems were on the rise, and the Jim Crow era had begun. In response to this, many African American leaders produced racial ... More

Keywords: Henry McNeal Turner, Prophetic Rhetoric, Black Church, Reconstruction, Prophetic Pessimism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496830708
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andre E. Johnson, author
University of Memphis