I am content with Canada, and ask No fairer land than has been given me, No greater joy, no more inspiring task, Than to upbuild
and share her destiny.
the civil service system on every level." (82) As a means
Differences in gender, class, education and social behavior were used, each in turn to batter and confound black efforts to secure autonomy, create wealth and uplift or upbuild
He adapted to this purpose whatever could upbuild
and stimulate people to laud and praise God in Christ Jesus.
As the site at which Hopkins' desire to "upbuild
her race through representations of virtuous African American women" confronts her simultaneous desire to "unite African Americans through representations of both enslaved and free characters who exhibit the `exquisitely droll humor peculiar to the negro,'" (15) Venus's dark-skinned body and accented tongue become unmistakably, and finally, objectified by Hopkins--and, inescapably, by Brooks.