Come Shouting to Zion: African American Protestantism in the American South and British Caribbean to (BOK)

Sylvia R. Frey, Betty Wood

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The conversion of African-born slaves and their descendants to Protestant Christianity marked one of the most important social and intellectual transformations in American history. "Come Shouting to Zion" is the first comprehensive exploration of the processes by which this remarkable transition occurred. Using an extraordinary array of archival sources, Sylvia Frey and Betty Wood chart the course of religious conversion from the transference of traditional African religions to the New World through the growth of Protestant Christianity in the American South and British Caribbean up to 1830. "Come Shouting to Zion" depicts religious transformation as a complex reciprocal movement involving black "and" white Christians. It highlights the role of African American preachers in the conversion process and demonstrates the extent to which African American women were responsible for developing distinctive ritual patterns of worship and divergent moral values within the black spiritual community. Finally, the book sheds light on the ways in which, by serving as a channel for the assimilation of Western culture into the slave quarters, Protestant Christianity helped transform Africans into African Americans.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Betty Wood, Sylvia R. Frey
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780807846810
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 494 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Protestantism & Protestant Churches, Slavery & abolition of slavery