Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 (Book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Between 1880 and 1920, the black church served as the most effective vehicle by which men and women alike, pushed down by racism and poverty, regrouped and rallied against emotional and physical defeat.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
ISBN: 0674769775 9780674769779 0674769783 9780674769786
OCLC Number: 25965363
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Rochester, 1984.
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Black Church: a gender perspective --
The female talented tenth --
Separatist leanings --
Unlikely sisterhood --
Feminist theology, 1880-1900 --
The coming of age of the Black Baptist sisterhood --
The politics of respectability.
Responsibility: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.


From 1880 to 1920, the Black Church served as the most effective vehicle for its people to rally against racism and poverty. The author shows how women were largely responsible for making the Church  Read more...


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If the period was so important for women but simultaneously a low point for black Americans as a group, then how should we understand the apparently contradictory politics of that time? Righteous Read more...

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