Chapter

Haunting Echoes

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195383980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199897469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0002

Series: Imagining the Americas

Haunting Echoes

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Chapter Two defines tragic soul-life in detail and place it within a tradition within Negro spirituals that Du Bois called the sorrow songs. Tragic soul-life sheds light on the moral vision behind Du Bois’s political activism.

Keywords: Sorrow songs; black church; interiority; soul; jazz; black preaching and moral imagination

Chapter.  5730 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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