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“Our Religion and Superstition Was All Mixed Up”: Conjure, Christianity, and African American Supernatural Traditions

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the centrality of supernatural traditions of Conjure in the African American spirituality, presenting examples from various historical contexts. Conjure is a magical tradition ... More


Restitution Claims for Wrongful Enslavement and the Doctrine of the Master’s Good Faith

Robert Westley

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins with the suggestion made by Judge Posner in his opinion for the majority in the case of In re African-American Slave Descendants Litigation to the effect that the injuries exacted ... More


American Evangelicalism in Black and White (1750–Present)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with an examination of the evangelical movement among African Americans, including the testimonies of ex-slaves and the spiritual autobiographies of George White and Jarena Lee. ... More


Border Dramas and the Divided Family in the Popular Imagination

Amy Murrell Taylor

in The Divided Family in Civil War America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829691
eISBN:
9781469605265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899076_taylor.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The struggles of divided families captured the attention of popular fiction during the Civil War. This chapter explores the failed romances of men and women on opposing sides of the Union–Confederate ... More


Novel by an American Slave

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details the process of examining the authenticity of a manuscript, purchased at an auction, with the title page, “The Bondwoman's Narrative / By Hannah Crafts / A Fugitive Slave / ... More


Gold Rush

Tiya Miles

in Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285637
eISBN:
9780520961029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285637.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about the Cherokee gold rush of 1829, the resulting usurpation of the Cherokee government by the state of Georgia, and the ensuing turmoil that resulted in Cherokees and African ... More


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