Slavery, Civil War, And Salvation: African American Slaves And Christianity, 1830-1870 (conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions Of The American Civil War)

Slavery, Civil War, And Salvation: African American Slaves And Christianity, 1830-1870 (conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions Of The American Civil War)
Tags: Daniel L. Fountain

During the Civil War, traditional history tells us, Afro-Christianity proved a strong force for slaves' perseverance and hope of deliverance. In Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation, however, Daniel Fountain raises the possibility that Afro-Christianity played a less significant role within the antebellum slave community than most scholars currently assert. Bolstering his argument with a quantitative survey of religious behavior and WPA slave narratives, Fountain presents a new timeline for the African American conversion experience.