Christianity and Race in the American South: A History - Chicago History of American Religion (Paperback)Paul Harvey (author)
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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 more 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.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 401 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"Christianity and Race in the American South will be the standard text for scholars and students of southern religion for many years to come. But Harvey's textured, tightly woven narrative history is also much more. It is an astonishingly expansive yet wonderfully concise page-turner, a synthesis full of original research, and a study in power and paradox. This urgent, important book should be read in every high school and college in the region--and outside it too."--Alison Collis Greene, author of No Depression in Heaven
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