Christianity and Race in the American South: A History

Christianity and Race in the American South A History The history of race and religion in the American South is infused with tragedy survival and water from St Augustine on the shores of Florida s Atlantic Coast to the swampy mire of Jamestown to the f

  • Title: Christianity and Race in the American South: A History
  • Author: Paul Harvey
  • ISBN: 9780226415352
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The history of race and religion in the American South is infused with tragedy, survival, and water from St Augustine on the shores of Florida s Atlantic Coast to the swampy mire of Jamestown to the floodwaters that nearly destroyed New Orleans Determination, resistance, survival, even transcendence, shape the story of race and southern Christianities In Christianity anThe history of race and religion in the American South is infused with tragedy, survival, and water from St Augustine on the shores of Florida s Atlantic Coast to the swampy mire of Jamestown to the floodwaters that nearly destroyed New Orleans Determination, resistance, survival, even transcendence, shape the story of race and southern Christianities In Christianity and Race in the American South, Paul Harvey gives us a narrative history of the South as it integrates into the story of religious history, fundamentally transforming our understanding of the importance of American Christianity and religious identity Harvey chronicles the diversity and complexity in the intertwined histories of race and religion in the South, dating back to the first days of European settlement He presents a history rife with strange alliances, unlikely parallels, and far too many tragedies, along the way illustrating that ideas about the role of churches in the South were critically shaped by conflicts over slavery and race that defined southern life broadly Race, violence, religion, and southern identity remain a volatile brew, and this book is the persuasive historical examination that is essential to making sense of it.

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    1. This is a must-read book for those who want to know why Christianity in the South and the North are seemingly so different. The book is extremely well researched and every time period painstakingly investigated. Every paragraph seems full of detail and meaning The primary focus is white southern Christianity's unholy handling of slavery and race relations beginning just after the Revolution, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement, to the present day emergence [...]

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