Christian citizens : reading the Bible in Black and White in the postemancipation South (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Christian citizens : reading the Bible in Black and White in the postemancipation South

Author: Elizabeth L Jemison
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With emancipation, a long battle for equal citizenship began. Bringing together the histories of religion, race, and the South, Elizabeth L. Jemison shows how southerners, black and white, drew on biblical narratives as the basis for very different political imaginaries during and after Reconstruction. Focusing on everyday Protestants in the Mississippi River Valley, Jemison scours their biblical thinking and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Jemison
ISBN: 9781469659688 1469659689 9781469659695 1469659697
OCLC Number: 1147884161
Description: xiii, 225 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Afterlives of Proslavery Christianity --
Emancipation: Christian Identity amid Slavery's End, 1863-1866 --
Reconstruction: Christian Citizenship and Political Equality, 1867-1874 --
Redemption: Black Rights and Violent Family Order, 1875-1879 --
Paternalism Reborn: New Southern Histories and Racial Violence, 1880-1889 --
Segregation: Violent Order in a Christian Civilization, 1890-1900 --
Conclusion: Family Values and Racial Order.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Jemison.

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With emancipation, a long battle for equal citizenship began. Bringing together the histories of religion, race, and the South, Elizabeth Jemison shows how southerners, black and white, drew on  Read more...

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A thorough exploration of how Black and white Christians drew on their faith in the aftermath of the Civil War to make radically divergent claims about an ideal political order. . . . [an] Read more...

 
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