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Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Kristin Waters


In 1833 Maria W. Stewart told a gathering at the African Masonic Hall on Boston’s Beacon Hill, “African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in these United States.” She held that the founding principles of the United States must extend to all people, otherwise they are merely the hypocritical expression of an ungodly white power. This first-ever biography of a profoundly significant writer explores her early life as an indentured servant in Hartford, Connecticut. Later, she defied adversity, journeying to Boston where she met and married a w ... More

Keywords: Maria W. Stewart/Maria Stewart, Black radical politics, Black Boston, Black liberation theology, Abolition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496836748
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496836748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Waters, author
Worcester State University

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