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African American religious history : a documentary witness / edited by Milton C. Sernett.

Sernett, Milton C., 1942-(Added Author).
Book Book (1999.)
Description: x, 595 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
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  • ISBN: 0822324261 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0822324490
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Afro-American religious history.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
I. From Africa through early America. -- Traditional Ibo religion and culture / Olaudah Equiano -- ... Read More
V. From the great migration to World War II. -- Address on the great migration / African Methodist ... Read More
Contains primary source material.
The volume of material covers a period from the late eighteenth century until the early 1980s. The ... Read More
Citation: Sernett, Milton C. "African American religious history : a documentary witness." Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
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24500. ‡aAfrican American religious history : ‡ba documentary witness / ‡cedited by Milton C. Sernett.
250 . ‡a2nd ed.
260 . ‡aDurham, NC : ‡bDuke University Press, ‡c1999.
300 . ‡ax, 595 p. ; ‡c24 cm.
4901 . ‡aThe C. Eric Lincoln series on the Black experience
500 . ‡aRev. ed. of: Afro-American religious history.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aI. From Africa through early America. -- Traditional Ibo religion and culture / Olaudah Equiano -- African religions in colonial Jamaica / Bryan Edwards -- Slave conversion on the Carolina frontier / Francis Le Jau -- "Address to the negroes in the state of New York" / Jupiter Hammon -- Letters from pioneer black Baptists / George Liele and Andrew Bryan -- A black Puritan's farewell / Lemuel Haynes -- II. Slave religion in the Antebellum South. -- Plantation churches: visible and invisible / Peter Randolph -- "Proud of that 'Ole Time" religion" / Sister Kelly -- Conjuration and witchcraft / James W. C. Pennington -- Religion and slave insurrection / Nat Turner -- Slaveholding religion and the Christianity of Christ / Frederick Douglass -- Slave songs and spirituals / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- III. Black churches North of slavery and the freedom struggle -- "Life experience and Gospel labors" / Richard Allen -- Rise of the African American Methodist Episcopal Zion Church / Christopher Rush -- A female preacher among the African Methodists / Jarena Lee -- African Baptists celebrate emancipation in New York State / Nathaniel Paul -- "Our wretchedness in consequence of the preachers of religion" / David Walker -- "Mrs. Stewart's farewell address to her friends in the city of Boston" / Maria Stewart -- "To the citizens of New York" / Peter Williams -- Black churches in New York City / Charles B. Ray -- Protesting the "Negro Pew" / Jeremiah Asher -- "I will not live a slave" / Jermain W. Loguen -- "Welcome to the ransomed" / Daniel Alexander Payne -- IV. Freedom's time of trial: 1865-World War I. -- From slave to preacher among the freedmen / Isaac Lane -- "The colored Methodist Episcopal Church" / Lucius H. Holsey -- Black religion in the post-reconstruction south / William Wells Brown -- "Education in the A.M.E. Church" / Daniel Alexander Payne -- The travail of a female colored evangelist / Amanda Smith -- "The regeneration of Africa" / Alexander Crummel -- Emigration to Africa / Henry McNeal Turner -- The first African American Catholic Congress, 1889 / African American Catholics -- 1899 Presidential address to the National Baptist Convention / Elias C. Morris -- Bishop C.H. Mason, Church of God in Christ / Elsie W. Mason -- "Of the faith of the fathers" / W. E. B. DuBois -- "The race problem in a Christian state, 1906" / Reverdy C. Ransom -- "What induced me to build a school in the rural district" / Rosa Young --
5050 . ‡aV. From the great migration to World War II. -- Address on the great migration / African Methodist Episcopal Council of Bishops -- "Dear Mary" and "My dear sister" / Letters on the second exodus -- Social work at Olivet Baptist Church / S. Mattie Fisher and Mrs. Jessie Mapp -- Effects of urbanization on religious life / Lacy Kirk Williams -- Report of the work of Baptist women / Nannie H. Burroughs -- Address to the Suehn Industrial Mission, Liberia / Jasper C. Caston -- A letter from the "Foreign field" / Carter G. Woodson -- "The genius of the negro church" / Benjamin E. Mays and Joseph W. Nicholson -- "The churches of Bronzeville" / St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton -- VI. Twentieth-century religious alternatives. -- Garvey tells his own story / Marcus Garvey -- "Organized religion and the cults" / Miles Mark Fischer -- Black Judaism in Harlem / Rabbi Matthew -- "The realness of God, to you-wards. . ." / Father Divine -- Elder Lucy Smith / Herbert Morrisohn Smith -- "Self-government in the new world" / Wallace D. Muhammad -- VII. Civil rights, Black theology, and beyond -- "National Baptist philosophy of civil rights" / Joseph H. Jackson -- "Letter from Birmingham Jail--April 16, 1963" / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Singing of good tidings and freedom / Mahalia Jackson -- "The anatomy of segregation and ground of hope" / Howard Thurman -- "Black power" statement, July 31, 1966 and "Black theology" statement, June 13, 1969 / National Conference of Black Churchmen -- "Black theology and the Black Church: where do we go from here?" / James H. Cone -- "The Black Churches: a new agenda" / Lawrence N. Jones.
520 . ‡aContains primary source material.
520 . ‡aThe volume of material covers a period from the late eighteenth century until the early 1980s. The excerpts are divided into eight sections, representing different historical periods, regional variations, and non-Christian expressions of African American religion. Interestingly enough, the volume begins with a selection from Olaudah Equiano, "Traditional Ibo Religion and Culture." With this choice, Sernett is giving a nod to the debate that still fuels academic research in African American Studies, the Mellville Herskovits- E. Franklin Frazier debate, on the retention or non-retention of African cultural elements within African American life.
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7300 . ‡aAfro-American religious history.
830 0. ‡aC. Eric Lincoln series on the Black experience.
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