The Resource Canaan Land : a religious history of African Americans, Albert J. Raboteau

Canaan Land : a religious history of African Americans, Albert J. Raboteau

Label
Canaan Land : a religious history of African Americans
Title
Canaan Land
Title remainder
a religious history of African Americans
Statement of responsibility
Albert J. Raboteau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Father Divine, a fiery preacher who established a large following in the 1920s and 1930s, convinced his disciples that he could cure not only disease and infirmity, but also poverty and racism. An in-depth examination of African-American history and religion, this comprehensive and lively book provides panoramic coverage of the black religious and social experience in America. Renowned historian Albert J. Raboteau traces the subtle blending of African tribal customs with the powerful Christian establishment, the migration to cities, the growth of Islam, and the 200-year fight for freedom and identity which was so often centered around African-American churches. From the African Methodist Episcopal Church to the Nation of Islam and from the first African slaves to Louis Farrakhan, this far-reaching book chronicles the evolution of an important and influential component of our religious and historical heritage. African American Religion combines meticulously researched historical facts with a fast-paced, engaging narrative that will appeal to readers of any age.ces: debate
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
200/.89/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR563.N4
LC item number
R236 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Canaan Land : a religious history of African Americans, Albert J. Raboteau
Publication
Note
Originally published: African-American religion. New York : Oxford University Press, c1999, in series: Religion in American life
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-145) and index
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Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. The Independent African Church Movement -- 3. "The Invisible Institution": religion among the slaves -- 4. In search of Canaan: emancipation and the limits of freedom -- 5. From plantation to ghetto: religion in the city -- 6. The Black freedom struggle -- 7. Black faith: continuity within change
Control code
000022101434
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 151 p.
Isbn
9780195145854
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00066584
Other physical details
ill.
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.b23652895
System control number
  • lt23652895
  • (OCoLC)45446256

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