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Coloring universal history : Robert benjamin lewis's light and truth (1843) and William Wells Brown's the black man (1863)

Hughes-Warrington, Marnie


The idea of universal history is conventionally associated with nineteenth-century writers and the project of imperialism. This article presents an expanded definition of universal history, one that covers unified histories of the known world or universe, histories that aim to illuminate universal principles, histories of the world unified by the workings of a single mind, and histories of the world that have passed down through unbroken lines of transmission. Encompassed in the broader range...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of World History
DOI: 10.1353/jwh.0.0033


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