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"The most extensive and best-known histories of African-American religion in America give short shrift to the role of African-American women in religion. In her exhaustive and monumental study, Collier-Thomas (Daughters of Thunder) allows the strong voices of women as diverse as Ida B. Wells Barnett, Sarah Jane Woodson Early (the first black woman to serve on a faculty of an American university), and Mary McLeod Bethune to articulate the causes of liberation and justice in a culture where their race and sex continually called into question their self-understanding. Collier-Thomas demonstrates the ways black women have woven their faith into their daily experience and played central roles in developing African-American religion, politics, and public culture. By examining the histories of various organizations such as the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church's Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, she shows how black women of faith created a network indispensable to the fight against racism, sexism, and poverty. Although her turgid and wooden prose and academic tone detract from the power of the book, Collier-Thomas's study nevertheless offers a magisterial survey of a too-long neglected topic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This groundbreaking book presents a remarkable account of the religious faith, social and political activism, and extraordinary resilience of black women during the centuries of American growth and change.

About the Author

Bettye Collier-Thomas is Professor of History at Temple University and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is the author of Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons and the editor (with V. P. Franklin) of Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement. She lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400044207
Author:
Collier-thomas, Bettye
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Collier-Thomas, Bettye
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
African Americans--Politics and government
Subject:
African Americans--Social conditions
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
54 PHOTOGRAPHS IN TEXT
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.55 in 2.3 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 736 pages Knopf Publishing Group - English 9781400044207 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The most extensive and best-known histories of African-American religion in America give short shrift to the role of African-American women in religion. In her exhaustive and monumental study, Collier-Thomas (Daughters of Thunder) allows the strong voices of women as diverse as Ida B. Wells Barnett, Sarah Jane Woodson Early (the first black woman to serve on a faculty of an American university), and Mary McLeod Bethune to articulate the causes of liberation and justice in a culture where their race and sex continually called into question their self-understanding. Collier-Thomas demonstrates the ways black women have woven their faith into their daily experience and played central roles in developing African-American religion, politics, and public culture. By examining the histories of various organizations such as the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church's Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, she shows how black women of faith created a network indispensable to the fight against racism, sexism, and poverty. Although her turgid and wooden prose and academic tone detract from the power of the book, Collier-Thomas's study nevertheless offers a magisterial survey of a too-long neglected topic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This groundbreaking book presents a remarkable account of the religious faith, social and political activism, and extraordinary resilience of black women during the centuries of American growth and change.
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