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Black Gods of the Metropolis: Negro Religious Cults of the Urban North
Stemming from his anthropological field work among black religious groups in Philadelphia in the early 1940s, Arthur Huff Fauset believed it was possible to determine the likely direction that mainstream black religious leadership would take in the future, a direction that later indeed manifested itself in the civil rights movement. The American black church, according to ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published December 1st 1970 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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If you don't know the history behind this, you won't understand it. This is an absolutely fantastic book, and pretty much the only book of its nature to date. It's a ground breaking work in the black religious experience. No one - especially not white scholars - had ever ventured into this world before. Somehow, Fauset gets people to open up, he allows us all a peak into this world. I would only recommend this if you are interested in black religious history and American racial history.