Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

by James B. Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691121486

ISBN-13: 9780691121482

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Bennett offers a complex picture of racial separatism and integration within the religious life of the post-Reconstruction South. He challenges many common assumptions and helps us to see how complicated life was for freed slaves, and how much their struggle cost them personally. A superior contribution."—Albert Raboteau, author of Canaan Land: A

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"Bennett offers a complex picture of racial separatism and integration within the religious life of the post-Reconstruction South. He challenges many common assumptions and helps us to see how complicated life was for freed slaves, and how much their struggle cost them personally. A superior contribution."—Albert Raboteau, author of Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans

"James Bennett's superbly researched book tackles the still timely problem of racial prejudice in American religion. Bennett's heart-rending account of the Jim Crow era in New Orleans describes the African-American insistence on open and mixed congregations amidst the failure of many white Protestant and Catholic leaders to resist bigotry. With stunning probity, it sheds new light on some of the most difficult events in America's religious and social development."—Jon Butler, Yale University

"A significant, innovative contribution to our understanding of segregation, religion and the South. Bennett's scholarship is impressive and he has produced a fine, well-written book."—Donald G. Mathews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691121482
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
CHAPTER 1. Interracial Methodism in New Orleans 12
CHAPTER 2. Instituting Interracial Methodism 42
CHAPTER 3. The Decline of Interracial Methodism 71
CHAPTER 4. Renegotiating Black Methodist Identity 101
CHAPTER 5. Interracial Catholicism in New Orleans 136
CHAPTER 6. The Decline of Interracial Catholicism 162
CHAPTER 7. Renegotiating Black Catholic Identity 193
EPILOGUE. Religion and Baseball in New Orleans 229
Abbreviations 237
Notes 239
Index 299

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