Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
     
 

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Focusing on the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious movement among black Americans, Higginbotham shows us how women were largely responsible for making the… See more details below

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Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Focusing on the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious movement among black Americans, Higginbotham shows us how women were largely responsible for making the church a force for self-help. She reveals, too, the challenges of black women to patriarchal theology. At once tough-minded and engaging, this book is central to an understanding of African-American social and cultural life and a critical chapter in the history of religion in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674769779
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The Black Church: A Gender Perspective1
2The Female Talented Tenth19
3Separatist Leanings47
4Unlikely Sisterhood88
5Feminist Theology, 1880-1900120
6The Coming of Age of the Black Baptist Sisterhood150
7The Politics of Respectability185
Notes231
Index297

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