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Author Whelchel, L. H. (Love Henry)

Title The history & heritage of African-American churches : a way out of no way / L.H. Whelchel, Jr

Publ Info St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  BR563.N4 W486 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  BR563.N4 W486 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-322) and index
Contents The road ahead -- Our mother -- Christianity in transition -- The European slave trade -- The conversion of enslaved Africans to the practice of American Christianity -- The Black church and Black reconstruction -- The struggle in the wilderness -- The civil rights movement as an outgrowth of the Black church
Note Drawing on a wide array of sources, the author describes the influences of Africa on the Christian Church, the influence of the slave trade, the Christianization of Blacks, as well as the emergence of an independent church tradition among African Americans. He documents the struggles of Africans in the United States to build and maintain their own churches as well as showing how those churches and their ministers were often at the center of seminal events in the history of America, including the civil rights movement. The book provides detailed documentation and end notes for each chapter along with critical analyses
LC subject African American churches -- History
United States -- Church history
Alt Title History and heritage of African-American churches
African-American churches
ISBN 9781557788931 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1557788936 (pbk. : alk. paper)