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Trabelin' on : the slave journey to an Afro-Baptist faith

Author: Mechal Sobel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©1979.
Series: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 36.
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Mechal Sobel's fascinating study of the religious history of slaves and free blacks in antebellum America is presented here in a compact volume without the appendixes. Sobel's central thesis is that Africans brought their world views into North America where, eventually, under the tremendous pressures and hardships of chattel slavery, they created a coherent faith that preserved and revitalized crucial African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sobel, Mechal.
Trabelin' on.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)562738021
Online version:
Sobel, Mechal.
Trabelin' on.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)608892719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mechal Sobel
ISBN: 0837198879 9780837198873
OCLC Number: 4922632
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxv, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. The African World View and Its Enslavement --
Part II: God's Precious Dealing with Their Souls: The Baptist Outreach to the Blacks and Early Afro-Christianity --
Part III: Nobody Knows But Jesus: The Coherent Afro-Christian World View --
Conclusions: The Way of the World --
Appendix I: Formally Organized Black Baptist Churches, 1758-1864 --
Appendix II: A Note on the Sunbury Baptist Association and the Association for the Religious Instruction of the Negroes in Liberty County, Georgia --
Appendix III: Black Church Associations, 1835-1865.
Series Title: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 36.
Responsibility: Mechal Sobel.

Abstract:

Mechal Sobel's fascinating study of the religious history of slaves and free blacks in antebellum America is presented here in a compact volume without the appendixes. Sobel's central thesis is that Africans brought their world views into North America where, eventually, under the tremendous pressures and hardships of chattel slavery, they created a coherent faith that preserved and revitalized crucial African understandings and usages regarding spirit and soul-travels, while melding them with Christian understandings of Jesus and individual salvation.
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