Trabelin' On: The Slave Journey to an Afro-Baptist Faith. Abridged Paperback / Edition 1

Trabelin' On: The Slave Journey to an Afro-Baptist Faith. Abridged Paperback / Edition 1

by Mechal Sobel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691006032

ISBN-13: 9780691006031

Pub. Date: 04/01/1988

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Mechal Sobel's fascinating study of the religious history of slaves and free blacks in antebellum America is presented here in a compact volume without the appendixes. Sobel's central thesis is that Africans brought their world views into North America where, eventually, under the tremendous pressures and hardships of chattel slavery, they created a coherent faith

Overview

Mechal Sobel's fascinating study of the religious history of slaves and free blacks in antebellum America is presented here in a compact volume without the appendixes. Sobel's central thesis is that Africans brought their world views into North America where, eventually, under the tremendous pressures and hardships of chattel slavery, they created a coherent faith that preserved and revitalized crucial African understandings and usages regarding spirit and soul-travels, while melding them with Christian understandings of Jesus and individual salvation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691006031
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Series:
Andrew E. Murray, Journal of American History Series
Edition description:
REPRINT, ABRIDGED
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.89(d)

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