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Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart

Gelesen von James K. White

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Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery and women's rights. Meditations From The Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart—published in 1879, shortly before her death—is a collection of those speeches as well as her memoir, some meditations and prayers. They are political, poetical and sermon all at the same time; but in the milieu in which she lectured, they were a critically important part of the abolitionist movement years before the contributions of others such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth. Her speeches and essays espoused a return to Christian values and morality, but also proposed fundamental changes in gender roles in the midst of tremendous public opposition to the rights of blacks and of women. (Introduction by James K. White) (3 hr 55 min)


00 - Preface/Letters and Commendations


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01 - Sufferings During The War


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02 - Religion - Introduction


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03 - Religion - Prayer


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04 - Meditations Introduction, I, II and Prayer


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05 - Meditations III, IV and Prayer


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06 - Meditations V, VI, VII and Prayer


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07 - Meditation VIII and Prayer


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08 - Meditations IX, X and Prayer


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09 - Meditations XI, XII and Prayer


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10 - Meditation XIII, Prayer and Meditation XIV


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11 - Lecture


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12 - An Address Delivered Before The Afric-American Female Intelligence Society…


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13 - An Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston


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14 - Mrs. Stewart's Farewell Address To Her Friends In The City Of Boston


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Maria was way ahead of her time. She wrote and expressed herself very well, and diplomatically. I think this book should be required reading, not only for African Americans, but for Americans as well. She was very knowledgable about political historical events in Europe and around the world and gave good insight about injustice in The United States. Last she was a devout Christian and wanted to also make her plea in peace to educate and motivate her brethren to study qnd make something of themselves. I really enjoyed the book. Thanks to the wonderful reader too, great job reading it!