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A will to choose : the origins of African American Methodism

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2007.
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A Will to Choose traces the history of African-American Methodism beginning with their emergence in the fledgling American Methodist movement in the 1760s. Responding to Methodism's anti-slavery stance, African-Americans joined the new movement in large numbers and by the end of the eighteenth century, had made up the largest minority in the Methodist church, filling positions of authority as class leaders,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Melton, J. Gordon.
Will to choose.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007
(OCoLC)606368193
Online version:
Melton, J. Gordon.
Will to choose.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007
(OCoLC)608388881
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton
ISBN: 9780742552647 0742552640 9780742552654 0742552659
OCLC Number: 73993826
Description: xii, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Anthony's Legacy --
African American Methodism's Beginnings --
Emerging Centers of Black Methodism: Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington --
Emerging Centers of Black Methodism: Philadelphia, New York City, and Brooklyn --
African Methodism away from the Cities --
The Push into the South --
Women, the new force in church life --
Toward Emancipation --
Emancipation and Its Transitions.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton ; [with an introduction from Bishop Woodie W. White].
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Surveys the first century of African American Methodism from its emergence in the 1860s through the changes wrought by the Civil War. From the beginning of Methodism in the United States, African  Read more...

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