ISBN-10:
1604737824
ISBN-13:
9781604737820
Pub. Date:
09/30/2010
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

by Jerrilyn McGregory

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ISBN-13: 9781604737820
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jerrilyn McGregory, Tallahassee, Florida, is associate professor of English at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Introduction xv

1 "Come Go with Me": Liberation Songs 3

2 "Ev'ry Day'll Be Sunday": Burial Sodalities 26

3 "There's a Meeting Here Tonight": Baptist Modalities 51

4 "On the Way to Glory": The Shape-Note Tradition 74

5 "God Has Smiled on Me": Traditional Gospel 100

6 "The Gospel Train Is Coming": Wiregrass Contemporary Gospel 126

7 "I Feel No Ways Tired": Sarah's Daughters 154

Epilogue 177

Notes 183

Bibliography 199

Acknowledgments 209

Index 212

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