Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier

Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier

by James Van Horn Melton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107063280
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/04/2015
Series: Cambridge Studies on the American South Series
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

James Van Horn Melton is Professor of History at Emory University, where he has served as Chair of both the Department of History and the Department of German Studies. His book The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2001) has appeared in Turkish and Spanish translation, and his book Absolutism and the Eighteenth-Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria (Cambridge University Press, 1988) won the 1990 Biennial Book Prize awarded by the Central European History Society. Melton has held fellowships from the NEH, the SSRC, the Fulbright Program, the Max-Planck-Institut f�r Geschichte in G�ttingen, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2012�3 he served as President of the Central European History Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. From the Old World to the New: 1. The alpine world of Thomas Geschwandel; 2. Expulsion; 3. From Salzburg to Savannah; Part II. Ebenezer: 4. The making of a Pietist Utopia; 5. Governing Ebenezer: the early years; 6. Ebenezer and the struggle over slavery; 7. After slavery; Epilogue: Ebenezer is no more.

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