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Author Jemison, Elizabeth L., author.

Title Christian citizens : reading the Bible in black and white in the postemancipation South / Elizabeth L. Jemison
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages)
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Afterlives of Proslavery Christianity -- Chapter One: Emancipation: Christian Identity amid Slavery's End, 1863-1866 -- Chapter Two: Reconstruction: Christian Citizenship and Political Equality, 1867-1874 -- Chapter Three: Redemption: Black Rights and Violent Family Order, 1875-1879 -- Chapter Four: Paternalism Reborn: New Southern Histories and Racial Violence, 1880-1889 -- Chapter Five: Segregation: Violent Order in a Christian Civilization, 1890-1900 -- Conclusion: Family Values and Racial Order -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A
B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Summary "With emancipation, a long battle for equal citizenship began. Bringing together the histories of religion, race, and the South, Elizabeth L. Jemison shows how southerners, black and white, drew on biblical narratives as the basis for very different political imaginaries during and after Reconstruction. Focusing on everyday Protestants in the Mississippi River Valley, Jemison scours their biblical thinking and religious attitudes toward race. She argues that the evangelical groups that dominated this portion of the South shaped contesting visions of black and white rights"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 19th century
Evangelicalism -- Mississippi River Valley
Protestants -- Mississippi River Valley
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Religion and politics -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Race relations.
Religion and politics.
Mississippi River Valley -- Church history -- 19th century
Mississippi River Valley -- Race relations
Mississippi River Valley.
Genre/Form Church history.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469659719