Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

by James B. Bennett
     
 

"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

See more details below

Overview

"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

Read More

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)

Meet the Author

James B. Bennett is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >