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The Church in the Southern Black community [electronic resource]

Catalog Data

Author:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Documenting the American South (Project)  Search this
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library  Search this
Subject:
African Methodist Episcopal Church History  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church History  Search this
African Union Methodist Protestant Church (U.S.) History  Search this
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church History  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Biography
Place:
Southern States
United States
Date:
1999
1999-
Notes:
Title from project home page (viewed Sept. 4, 2001).
Part of the UNC-CH digitization project's database, Documenting the American South. A sidebar provides access to the manin collections access page, about the collections, searching, subject, author and title indexes.
Full texts in both HTML and SGML/TEI (Text Encloding Initiative) formats
Funding from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition supported the electronic publication of this project.
Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.
System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.
Elecresource CORC
Contents:
Collection of electronic texts -- An introduction to the Church in the Southern Black community -- About the project
Summary:
Traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life, beginning with white churches' conversion efforts, especially in the post-Revolutionary period, and depicts the tensions and contraditions between the egalitarian potential of evangelical Christiantiy and the realities of slavery. It focuses, through slave narratives and observations by other African American authors, on how the black community adapted evangelical Christianity, making it a metaphor for freedom, community, and personal survival.
Topic:
African Americans--Religion  Search this
African American Baptists  Search this
African American Methodists  Search this
African American clergy  Search this
African American missionaries  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Slavery and the church  Search this
Church history  Search this
Call number:
BR563.N4 C487
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649752