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Afro-American Religious History: A documentary witness

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This widely-heralded collection of remarkable documents offers a view of African American religious history from Africa and early America through Reconstruction to the rise of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of today. The documents—many of them rare, out-of-print, or difficult to find—include personal narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, ear ...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published June 30th 1985 by Duke University Press (first published March 1st 1985)
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Jun 25, 2012 BHodges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When it all comes down to it, nothing really beats primary sources. Selection itself is an act of interpretation, of course, and the editors of this volume have attempted to include an array of voices from traditional African religions to Christianity, and peripherally Islam, Judaism, and more recent "cult" groups in the non-pejorative sense of the term. So this volume serves only as a useful introduction to a large collection of primary sources stretching from pre-Revolutionary to post-Civil Ri ...more
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The black church has always been the backbone of the African American community from slavery times. It has been an institution in which African-Americans can find safety, fellowship, and education. Our greatest leaders and intellectuals have found their inspiration in the black church. This book consists of numerous first-person spiritual testaments from the requisite Olaudah Equiano to Nat Turner and Jarena Lee.
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