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A Separate Canaan: The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina, 1763-1840 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

Sensbach, Jon F.

Editore: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998
ISBN 10: 0807846988 / ISBN 13: 9780807846988
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Titolo: A Separate Canaan: The Making of an ...

Casa editrice: The University of North Carolina Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ContentsAcknowledgments Illustrations Abbreviations and Notes on Sources and the Text IntroductionPrologue. A Rapid Motion Agitating the Universe: An African Odyssey Chapter 1. From Serfs to Slaveholders Chapter 2. By the Drawing of Lots: Slavery and Divine Will Chapter 3. A "Turbulent Spirit" Chapter 4. To Drink of One Spirit Chapter 5. Workshops of the Lord Chapter 6. The Unseemly Kiss Chapter 7. A Separate Canaan Chapter 8. Transfiguration AfterwordAppendix A. Biographies of African Americans in the Moravian Records Appendix B. Memoir of Abraham Bibliography IndexIllustrations Central Europe in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Baptism of the Negroes First Fruits Maria, the Mooress from St. Thomas Christian and Rebekka Protten Wachovia, 1759 A View of Bethabara North Carolina in 1766, with Detail of Wachovia Wachovia, Late Eighteenth Century A View of Salem in North Carolina 1787 Bethabara Gemeinhaus Baptismal Sponsorships in Hope, 1781-1815 Baptismal Sponsorships in Wachovia, 1783-1808 Salem from the North West Selected Baptismal Sponsorships, 1822-1834 Black Churches in Salem, circa 1862. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0807846988

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Riassunto: In colonial North Carolina, German-speaking settlers from the Moravian Church founded a religious refuge--an ideal society, they hoped, whose blueprint for daily life was the Bible and whose Chief Elder was Christ himself. As the community's demand for labor grew, the Moravian Brethren bought slaves to help operate their farms, shops, and industries. Moravians believed in the universalism of the gospel and baptized dozens of African Americans, who became full members of tightly knit Moravian congregations. For decades, white and black Brethren worked and worshiped together--though white Moravians never abandoned their belief that black slavery was ordained by God.
Based on German church documents, including dozens of rare biographies of black Moravians, A Separate Canaan is the first full-length study of contact between people of German and African descent in early America. Exploring the fluidity of race in Revolutionary era America, it highlights the struggle of African Americans to secure their fragile place in a culture unwilling to give them full human rights. In the early nineteenth century, white Moravians forsook their spiritual inclusiveness, installing blacks in a separate church. Just as white Americans throughout the new republic rejected African American equality, the Moravian story illustrates the power of slavery and race to overwhelm other ideals.

Descrizione del libro: "[An] excellent new book. Sensbach has turned to the rich, but underutilized, records of the Moravian church in North Carolina to outline the experiences of white Moravians in their new home. . . . Sensbach's book is well written and comprehensively researched. It can be highly recommended to scholars of colonial history, of African slavery or to those interested in the religious lives of immigrants, white and black, in America."- Journal of American Studies

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