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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


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Historian Bettye Collier-Thomas gives us an account of the religious faith, social and political activism, and extraordinary resilience of black women during the centuries of American growth and change. It shows the beginnings of organized religion in slave communities and how the Bible was a source of inspiration. The author makes clear that while religion has been a guiding force in the lives of most African Americans, for black women it has been essential. As co-creators of churches, women were a central factor in their development. This book explores the ways in which women had to cope with sexism in black churches, as well as racism in mostly white denominations, in their efforts to create missionary societies and form women"s conventions. It also reveals the hidden story of how issues of sex and sexuality have sometimes created tension and divisions within institutions.--From publisher description.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementBettye Collier-Thomas
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR563.N4 C644 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 695 p. :
Number of Pages695
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24547298M
ISBN 101400044200
ISBN 109781400044207
LC Control Number2009038528
OCLC/WorldCa419799056

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