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Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree : The African-American Church in the South, 1865-1900

Author/creator Montgomery, William E. Author
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBaton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press
Description358 p. 09.000 x 06.000 in.
Supplemental Content Full text available from eBooks on EBSCOhost
Summary Annotation "The half century that followed emancipation was a crucial time for African Americans, most of whom had been slaves and were struggling with little reliable support and against determined opposition to attain the full promise of freedom. The church played a vital role in that struggle, providing spiritual comfort, social services, political leadership, and a strong sense of community. In Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree, William E. Montgomery presents a comprehensive treatment of the black church and the southern environment in which it functioned from 1865 to 1900." "What emerges from his study is a portrait of a vibrant and powerful institution, one that is often seen as the purveyor of an otherworldly opiate for an oppressed people but that in reality was an important instrument for the steady advancement of African Americans."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 92021041
ISBN0807119652 (Trade Paper) Active Record
Standard identifier# 9780807119655
Stock number00015808

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