43. Kill or Be Killed: David Walker’s Appeal
David Walker defends violent resistance in his incendiary and influential Appeal.
• D. Walker, Appeal, 3rd edition (Boston: 1830). Online here.
• H. Aptheker, "One Continual Cry": David Walker's Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829-1830), Its Setting and Its Meaning (New York: 1965).
• R. Burrow, God and Human Responsibility: David Walker and Ethical Prophecy (Macon: 2003).
• M.J. Dinius, “Look!! Look!!! at This!!!! The Radical Typography of David Walker’s Appeal,” PMLA 126 (2011), 55-72.
• E.S. Glaude, Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America (Chicago: 2000), ch. 2.
• P.P. Hinks, To Awaken my Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance (University Park: 1997).
• M.L. Rogers, "David Walker and the Political Power of the Appeal," Political Theory 43 (2015), 208-33.
• D. Scriven, A Dealer of Old Clothes: Philosophical Conversations with David Walker (Lanham: 2007).
• S. Stuckey, Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America (New York: 1987).
• P. Thompson, "David Walker's Nationalism - and Thomas Jefferson's," Journal of the Early Republic 37 (2017), 47-80.
• A. Zamalin, Struggle on their Minds: the Political Thought of African American Resistance (New York: 2017).