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 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


Agency, Slavery, and African American Christianity

in In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

American slavery and black Christianity remain important and contested sites in accounts of black agency. In Generations of Captivity, Ira Berlin insists that “the slaves' history—like all human ... More


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Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the book, addressing its focus, methodological approaches, and interpretive frameworks. This chapter introduces the case study church, delineates the book format, ... More


The World in Black and White: The Collapse of Slavery

Lorien Foote

in Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When escaped Union prisoners travelled through South Carolina, they received food, information, shelter, and guidance from slaves, who interpreted the mass escapes through their religious beliefs as ... More


This Negro Thoroughfare: The Meaning of Black Movement

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the everyday spatial practices of enslaved Carolinians, particularly focusing on the Lowcountry. It closely illuminates the varied landscapes, communities, and politics that ... More


Toni Morrison’s Sacramental Rememory

Erin Michael Salius

in Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 1 considers two novels by Toni Morrison which are widely celebrated for undermining Enlightenment rationalism: Beloved and A Mercy. As critics often note, Morrison’s concept of rememory—an ... More


From the Valley of Shadows to Freedom

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s final years in Maryland prior to his escape—the most trying years of his life as a slave. It details the violent, hypocritical, proslavery Christianity that Douglass ... More


Religious Awakenings in Baltimore

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers Douglass’ early childhood years in Baltimore. It focuses especially on Douglass’s conversion to Christianity and his secretive effort to learn to read and write. The chapter ... More


God and Slavery on the Eastern Shore

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s life from his birth until his move to Baltimore as a young child. It describes his exposure both to the religion of local slaves and the proslavery Christianity of ... More


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