Religion in the Old South / Edition 1

Religion in the Old South / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0226510026
ISBN-13:
9780226510026
Pub. Date:
03/28/1979
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Religion in the Old South / Edition 1


"A major study of American cultural history, a book distinguished both for its careful research and for its innovative interpretations. . . . Professor Mathews's book is an explanation of what religion meant in the everyday lives of southern whites and blacks. It is indispensable reading not just for those who want to know more about the Old South but for anyone who wants to understand the South today."-David Herbert Donald, Harvard University

"A major achievement-a magnificently provocative contribution to the understanding of the history of religion in America."-William G. McLoughlin, Book Reviews

"A meticulous and well-documented study . . . In the changing connotations of the word 'liberty' lie most of the dilemmas of Southern (and American) history, dilemmas Dr. Mathews analyses with considerable penetration."-Times Literary Supplement

"The most compact and yet comprehensive view of the Old South in its religious dimension that is presently available. This is a pioneering work by one who is widely read in the sources and is creative enough to synthesize and introduce fresh themes. . . . He makes a unique contribution to southern historiography which will act as a corrective upon earlier works. . . . Boldly stated, every library that consults Choice should purchase this volume."-Choice

"Mathews presents us with the findest and grandest history of old southern religion that one could imagine finding in so short a book on so large a topic. . . . Here stands in its own right a masterpiece of regional historiography of religion in America."-William A. Clebsch, Reviews in American History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226510026
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 03/28/1979
Series: Chicago History of American Religion Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 872,279
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donald G. Mathews is professor of history at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of Slavery and Methodism: A Chapter in American Morality 1780-1844 and Agitation for Freedom: The Abolitionists as well as numerous scholarly articles. Religion in the Old South was nominated for a National Religious Book Award in 1977.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martin E. Marty
Preface
1. "Disallowed Indeed of Men, but Chosen of God, and Precious"
2. "To Set in Order the Things that are Wanting"
3. "An Enlightened and Refined People"
4. "We Who Own Slaves Honor God's Law"
5. "The Trumpet Sounds within-a My Soul"
6. "To Proclaim Liberty to the Captives"
Notes
Note on Sources
Index

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