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No Jim Crow church : the origins of South Carolina's Baha'i community

Author: Louis Venters
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©221E2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Venters recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina over the course of the twentieth century, as blacks and whites joined the Baha'i faith and rejected the region's religious and social restrictions
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Venters
ISBN: 9780813061078 0813061075 9780813055497 0813055490
OCLC Number: 960096443
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents: First contacts, 1898-1916 --
The divine plan, the great war, and progressive-era racial politics, 1914-1921 --
Building a Baha'i community in Augusta and North Augusta, 1911-1939 --
The great depression, the second World War, and the first seven year plan, 1935-1945 --
Postwar opportunities, cold war challenges, and the second seven year plan, 1944-1953 --
The ten year plan and the fall of Jim Crow, 1950-1965 --
Coda: toward a Baha'i mass movement, 1965-1968

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Recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive, interracial fellowship in South Carolina, tracing the history of the community from the end of the nineteenth century through the Civil Rights era. By  Read more...

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"South Carolina is home to the second largest Bah ' population in the United States. The community's fascinating history is told in No Jim Crow Church."--Huffington Post

 
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