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The religious dancing of American slaves, 1820-1865 : spiritual ecstasy at baptisms, funerals, and Sunday meetings

Author: Kenneth Thomas
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set mainly in the South Carolina Lowcountry and on the Georgia Sea Islands, this work examines the significance of the communal, sacred, ecstatic dances of African-American slaves in the antebellum  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Thomas
ISBN: 9780773449268 0773449264
OCLC Number: 246891915
Description: ix, 136 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contours --
South Carolinians --
Baptism --
Sundays --
Spirituals --
Ecstasy --
Funerals --
Black America.
Responsibility: Kenneth Thomas ; with a foreword by Hugh Tulloch.

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