A Second Appeal: A Consideration of Freedom and Social Justice engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. It does so with an eye towards the development of universally applicable concepts of each. Rolle examines the work of David Walker, author of Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, who, in his own writing, appeals to the slave to embrace a particular theologically based understanding of freedom and participate in insurrectionist activities to overthrow slavery. A Second Appeal considers whether Walker was mistaken in his conception of freedom or merely constrained by the very particular time and circumstances in which he was writing. Rolle's work asserts the goal-oriented concept of freedom that shapes David Walker's Appeal is not sufficient for current concerns. A Second Appeal prompts readers to rethink these ideals.
Daphne M. Rolle received her Ph.D. in 2002 from Purdue University, where she studied under Dr. Leonard Harris. She now teaches African-American philosophy and American philosophy at Ball State University. She lives in central Indiana with her husband and two children.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Article I: Analysis of David Walker's Appeal Chapter 3 Article II: Against Identity Theology Chapter 4 Article III: The Essence of Freedom Chapter 5 Article IV: On Values Chapter 6 Index Chapter 7 Author Bio