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Sunday, 09 January

767. Theological Terror: Puritan Legacies across African American Literature

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon B, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Joanna M. Brooks, San Diego State Univ.

1. “Jonathan Edwards, Black Writers, and the Human Thing,” Christopher Freeburg, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

2. “‘Before the Pilgrims Landed, We Were Here’: Puritanism and the Early Black Press,” Maurice Sherwood Lee, Boston Univ.

3. “Race, Secularization, and the Terrible Afterlives of Jonathan Edwards,” Joanna M. Brooks

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