Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

"That churches are one of the most important cornerstones of black political organization is a commonplace. In this history of African American Protestantism and American politics at the end of the Civil War, Nicole Myers Turner challenges the idea of always-already-politically engaged black ch...

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Main Author: Turner, Nicole Myers
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press [2020]
In:Year: 2020
Further subjects:B African American churches ; Political activity ; Virginia
B African American Christians ; Political activity ; Virginia
B Chretiens noirs americains ; Virginie ; Histoire ; 19e siecle
B African American ; bisacsh / HISTORY
B Slaves ; Emancipation ; fast ; (OCoLC)fst01120540
B Slaves ; Emancipation ; Virginia
B African American churches ; Virginia ; History ; 19th century
B Esclaves ; Affranchissement ; Virginie
B African American Christians ; Virginia ; History ; 19th century
B Églises noires americaines ; Virginie ; Histoire ; 19e siecle
B Virginie ; Politique et gouvernement ; 1865-1950
B African American churches ; fast ; (OCoLC)fst00799090
B Virginia ; Politics and government ; 1865-1950
B African American Christians ; fast ; (OCoLC)fst01896439
B Virginia ; fast ; (OCoLC)fst01204597
B Chretiens noirs americains ; Activite politique ; Virginie
B Églises noires americaines ; Activite politique ; Virginie
B Politics and government ; fast ; (OCoLC)fst01919741
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Summary:"That churches are one of the most important cornerstones of black political organization is a commonplace. In this history of African American Protestantism and American politics at the end of the Civil War, Nicole Myers Turner challenges the idea of always-already-politically engaged black churches. Using local archives, church and convention minutes, and innovative Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, Turner reveals how freedpeople in Virginia adapted strategies for pursuing independent churches, religious freedom, political engagement, and justice to the evolving landscape of emancipation"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on print version record
ISBN:1469655241
Access:Open Access