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Canaan land : a religious history of African Americans

Author: Albert J Raboteau
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout African-American history, religion has been indelibly intertwined with the fight against intolerance and racial prejudice. Martin Luther King, Jr. - America's best-known champion of civil liberties - was a Baptist minister. Jarena Lee wrote her autobiography to defend her right to preach. Marcus Garvey used the slogan "One God, One Aim, One Destiny" to spread the message of black pride and solidarity.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Raboteau
ISBN: 0195145852 9780195145854
OCLC Number: 46433848
Notes: "First published in hardcover as African American religion (1999)"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 151 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
The independent African church movement --
"The invisible institution" : Religion among the slaves --
In search of Canaan: Emancipation and the limits of freedom --
From plantation to ghetto: Religion in the city --
The Black freedom struggle --
Black faith: Continuity within change --
Chronology
Other Titles: African-American religion
Responsibility: Albert J. Raboteau.

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An in-depth examination of African-American history and religion, this comprehensive book provides panoramic coverage of the black religious and social experience in America and thus chronicles the  Read more...

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Canaan Land gives a concise overview of the major factors influencing African American faith ... offers an insight into the African American experience. * American Studies Today * Raboteau offers a Read more...

 
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