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Slave missions and the Black church in the antebellum South

Author: Janet Duitsman Cornelius
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume examines the interactions between white missionaries and slaves in the 1840s and 1850s, and the ways in which blacks used the missions to nurture the formation of the organized black  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Duitsman Cornelius
ISBN: 1570032475 9781570032479
OCLC Number: 1077838940
Description: x, 305 pages : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgment --
Introduction --
"Cords of love": religious cultures intertwined, yet separate --
"Blooming like a green bay tree": the Black church's Baptist roots in the slave South --
"Down in de valley": the transformation of the Methodist mission --
"Souls to be saved": mission promoters confront the slave system --
"They are our masters no longer": Black religion under white protection in Southern cities --
"Simple guileless teachers": Sunday schools, catechisms and the print culture --
"Under our own vine and palm tree": the colonizing mission to Liberia --
"Their good and his glory": the slave missions and Southern nationalism --
"Jesus break slav'ry chain Lord": the Black church and freedom --
Notes --
Responsibility: Janet Duitsman Cornelius.


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