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Come Shouting to Zion: African American Protestantism in the American South and British Caribbean to 1830

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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.

Synopsis:

[Tells of] the mass conversion of African-Americans to Protestantism in the eighteenth century with admirable clarity and humanity.

Times Literary Supplement A well-researched and valuable book [that] should help to change the scholarly conversation about early African-American religion.

William & Mary Quarterly [The authors have a] passionate commitment to presenting the enslaved as historical actors in their own right.

Journal of Southern History Imaginatively conceived and exhaustively researched.

Journal of American History Frey and Wood have done a wonderful service to scholars of American religious history.

Virginia Quarterly Review

Synopsis:

An exploration of the conversion of African-born slaves to Protestant Christianity, a reciprocal movement involving black and white Christians.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-277) and index.

About the Author

Sylvia R. Frey is professor of history at Tulane University.Betty Wood is lecturer in history at Girton College, Cambridge University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One. Africa: The Introduction of Christianity

Chapter Two. The Americas: The Survival of African Religions

Chapter Three. The Anglicans: Early Attempts at Conversion

Chapter Four. The First Awakening: Patterns of Founding

Chapter Five. The Great Revival: Patterns of Worship and the Formation of Cultural Identity

Chapter Six. Religious Transformation: Growth and Separation

Chapter Seven. The Religious Community: Religious Values and Family Needs

Afterword

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Maps

Map 1. West and West Central Africa in the Eighteenth Century

Map 2. The Caribbean

Map 3. Major Centers of Black Baptist Churches, 1800

Map 4. Major Centers of Black Baptist Churches, 1830

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846810
Author:
Frey, Sylvia R.
Author:
Wood, Betty
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Church History - Protestant
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Protestantism
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Religion.
Subject:
Christianity - History - Protestant
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Diaspora Studies; New World; African-born slaves; Protestant Christianity; religious conversion; African religions; African American preachers; African American women
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Diaspora Studies
Subject:
New World
Subject:
African-born slaves
Subject:
Protestant Christianity
Subject:
religious conversion
Subject:
African religions
Subject:
African American preachers
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 18.56 oz

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Western Religions » American Religion

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"Synopsis" by , [Tells of] the mass conversion of African-Americans to Protestantism in the eighteenth century with admirable clarity and humanity.

Times Literary Supplement A well-researched and valuable book [that] should help to change the scholarly conversation about early African-American religion.

William & Mary Quarterly [The authors have a] passionate commitment to presenting the enslaved as historical actors in their own right.

Journal of Southern History Imaginatively conceived and exhaustively researched.

Journal of American History Frey and Wood have done a wonderful service to scholars of American religious history.

Virginia Quarterly Review

"Synopsis" by , An exploration of the conversion of African-born slaves to Protestant Christianity, a reciprocal movement involving black and white Christians.
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