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Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation : African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870

By: Fountain, Daniel L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (176 p.).ISBN: 9780807138069.Subject(s): African Americans -- Southern States -- Religion -- 19th century | African Americans - Southern States - Religion - History - 19th century | Christian converts - Southern States - History | Christian converts -- Southern States -- History | Slave narratives - Southern States - History and criticism | Slave narratives -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Slavery and the church - Southern States - History - 19th century | Slavery and the church -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Slaves - Religious life - Southern States - History - 19th century | Slaves -- Religious life -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Southern States - Religious life and customs | Southern States -- Religious life and customsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation : African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870DDC classification: 261.8 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Afro-Christianity by the Numbers; 2 Christ in Chains; 3 Alternatives to Christianity within the Antebellum Slave Community; 4 Christ Unchained; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: During the Civil War, traditional history tells us, Afro-Christianity proved a strong force for slaves' perseverance and hope of deliverance. In Slavery, Civil War and Salvation, however, Daniel Fountain raises the possibility that Afro-Christianity played a less significant role within the antebellum slave community than most scholars currently assert. Fountain presents a new timeline for the African American conversion experience, insisting that only after emancipation and the fulfillment of the predicted Christian deliverance did African Americans more consistently turn to Christianity. Fre
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Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Afro-Christianity by the Numbers; 2 Christ in Chains; 3 Alternatives to Christianity within the Antebellum Slave Community; 4 Christ Unchained; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

During the Civil War, traditional history tells us, Afro-Christianity proved a strong force for slaves' perseverance and hope of deliverance. In Slavery, Civil War and Salvation, however, Daniel Fountain raises the possibility that Afro-Christianity played a less significant role within the antebellum slave community than most scholars currently assert. Fountain presents a new timeline for the African American conversion experience, insisting that only after emancipation and the fulfillment of the predicted Christian deliverance did African Americans more consistently turn to Christianity. Fre

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<p>Daniel L. Fountain is an associate professor of history and director of the public history program at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.</p>

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