After Redemption: Jim Crow And The Transformation Of African American Religion In The Delta, 1875-1915 by John M. GiggieAfter Redemption: Jim Crow And The Transformation Of African American Religion In The Delta, 1875-1915 by John M. Giggie

After Redemption: Jim Crow And The Transformation Of African American Religion In The Delta, 1875…

byJohn M. Giggie

Paperback | December 13, 2007

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.46 online 
$34.50 list price
Earn 172 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Challenging the traditional interpretation that the years between Reconstruction and World War I were a period when blacks made only marginal advances in religion, politics, and social life, John Giggie contends that these years marked a critical turning point in the religious history ofsouthern blacks. In this groundbreaking first book, Giggie connects these changes in religious life in the Delta region--whose population was predominantly black but increasingly ruled by white supremacists--to the Great Migration and looks at how they impacted the new urban lives of those who made the exodus tothe north. Rather than a straight narrative, the chapters present a range of ways blacks in the Delta experimented with new forms of cultural expression and how they looked for spiritual meaning in the face of racial violence. Giggie traces how experiences with the railroad became a part ofspiritual life, how consumer marketing built religious identities, ways that fraternal societies became tied in with churches, the role of material culture in unifying religious identity across the Delta, and the backlash against the worldliness of black churches and the growth of alternatepractices. The study takes into account folk religion as well as a panoply of institutions--black Baptist churches, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, black conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and churches that formed the African-American Holinessmovement--and looks at how they vigorously quarreled over the proper definition of religious organization, worship, and consumption. Vivid evidence comes from black denominational newspapers, published and unpublished ex-slave interviews conducted by the Works Progress Administration, legal transcripts, autobiographies, and recordings of black music and oral expression.

About The Author

John M. Giggie is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama. He is the co-editor of Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture.

Details & Specs

Title:After Redemption: Jim Crow And The Transformation Of African American Religion In The Delta, 1875…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:December 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195304047

ISBN - 13:9780195304046

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of After Redemption: Jim Crow And The Transformation Of African American Religion In The Delta, 1875-1915

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction: African American Religion in the Age of Segregation in the DeltaCh I: Train Travel and the Black Religious ImaginationCh II: Fraternal Orders, Disfranchisement, and the Institutional Growth of Black ReligionCh III: The Intersecting Rhythms of Spiritual and Commercial LifeCh IV: The Material Culture of ReligionCh V: The Making of the African American Holiness MovementConclusion: Delta JourneysNotesBibliography

Editorial Reviews

"In lucid prose, Giggie sets forth a compelling case for a re-periodization of African American religious history."--Paul Harvey, author of Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era