Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South / Edition 2

Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South / Edition 2

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by Albert J. Raboteau
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195174135

ISBN-13: 9780195174137

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of

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Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-five years, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources— some objective, some personal, all riveting— Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, as well as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."

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ISBN-13:
9780195174137
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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I have found this book to be very smooth reading.