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978-0-8131-0187-3 / 0813101875

Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord: Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870

by Boles, John B.

Publisher:The University Press of Kentucky

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Much that is commonly accepted about slavery and religion in the Old South is challenged in this significant book. The eight essays included here show that throughout the antebellum period, southern whites and blacks worshipped together, heard the same sermons, took communion and were baptized together, were subject to the same church discipline, and were buried in the same cemeteries. What was the black perception of white-controlled religious ceremonies? How did whites reconcile their faith with their racism? Why did freedmen, as soon as possible after the Civil War, withdraw from the biracial churches and establish black denominations? This book is essential reading for historians of religion, the South, and the Afro-American experience.

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