Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2021

232 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781949979916

Bookseller Code (06)

Excavating Exodus

Biblical Typology and Racial Solidarity in African American Literature

J. Laurence Cohen

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

African American Literature

  • This book goes beyond similar studies by using appeals to racial solidarity as a lens through which to view Black writers' interpretations of Exodus
  • This book balances breadth and depth by tracing over 130 years of cultural change by examining six key figures in detail
  • This book demonstrates that the persistence of Exodus motifs in African American culture reveals the wide variety, rather than strict continuity, of Black intellectuals across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries