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The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner

Thomas R. Gray (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869468_turner
Subject:
History, African-American History

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details ... More


Conversion

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

While Olivares enjoyed the life of being a key administrator of his order, this changed in 1975 when he underwent his “conversion.” That year he met César Chávez, the famed farm worker leader.Meeting ... More


Recollections by Sister Rosie Lee Hendricks

Shelly O'foran

in Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830482
eISBN:
9781469606118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876664_o_foran.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter features the personal narrative of Sister Rosie Lee Hendricks, beginning with her conversion experience to a larger life story of the human relationship with the divine. Sister Hendricks ... More


Little Zion All in the Soul

Shelly O'foran

in Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830482
eISBN:
9781469606118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876664_o_foran.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores individual religious experiences of Little Zion's members and their expressions in this faith community. The narratives of church members detail their spiritual journeys of ... More


A Voice at Its Full Thunder: Evangelical Oratory, Honor, and the Self

Robert Elder

in The Sacred Mirror: "Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627564
eISBN:
9781469627588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627564.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that as orators the evangelical clergy participated in one of the most significant public activities related to honor in the Deep South. The goal of southern oratory was both ... More


Revitalizing Church and Culture: The Marian Heroines of Anna Dorsey and Alexander Stewart Walsh, 1880s–1890s

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines Marian imagery in American domestic fiction focusing on one Catholic and one Baptist author. Catholic convert Anna Hanson Dorsey influenced popular Catholic conceptions of Mary ... More


The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Jennifer Graber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, this book explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and ... More


What Islam Has Done For Me Finding Religion in the Nation of Islam

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Followers of the Nation of Islam (NOI) contributed letters to the Muhammad Speaks newspaper to praise the Islamic religion and describe how Islam affected their lives. In their testimonies of “What ... More


Public Writing I: “to Feel Interest in Our Welfare”

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the creation of discursive spaces that the author refers to as “Indian publics.” It is argued here that the circulation of books and manuscripts went hand in hand with a ... More


Tales of Conversion and Call

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores two interrelated oral forms: conversion and call narratives. It establishes that they were cultural productions of the New South era, and that they wove elements of African and ... More


Interlude: A Methodist Life Composed { 1829–1831 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's autobiography A Son of the Forest, which chronicles his spiritual pilgrimage as a Methodist. On July 25, 1829, the clerk of court for the Southern District of ... More


Conversions

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The changes to the Company charter in 1813 were not confined to the Company’s trade; they reflected the rise not only of British cotton manufacturing but of Company rule and of evangelical sentiment. ... More


The Good Son

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how Bateson’s efforts to connect with peers such as Konrad Lorenz and to make his thought assessable to a lay audience resulted in a breakthrough: the recognition of Mind as ... More


In a Flame

Douglas L. Winiarski

in Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469628264
eISBN:
9781469628288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628264.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Part 2 reconstructs the theological and rhetorical strategies through which the popular Anglican evangelist George Whitefield and other itinerant preachers labored to persuade their audiences to ... More


Praying Towns: Conversion, Empirical Desire, and the Indian Soul

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter travels back to the winter of 1652, when ten Native Americans recounted how their conversion “felt like”. The record of these testimonies was published in Puritan missionaries John Eliot ... More


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