Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South by Albert J. RaboteauSlave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South by Albert J. Raboteau

Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South

byAlbert J. Raboteau

Paperback | September 15, 2004

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Twenty-five years after its original publication, Slave Religion remains a classic in the study of African American history and religion. In a new chapter in this anniversary edition, author Albert J. Raboteau reflects upon the origins of the book, the reactions to it over the past twenty-fiveyears, and how he would write it differently today. Using a variety of first and second-hand sources-- some objective, some personal, all riveting-- Raboteau analyzes the transformation of the African religions into evangelical Christianity. He presents the narratives of the slaves themselves, aswell as missionary reports, travel accounts, folklore, black autobiographies, and the journals of white observers to describe the day-to-day religious life in the slave communities. Slave Religion is a must-read for anyone wanting a full picture of this "invisible institution."

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Albert J. Raboteau is Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Canaan Land (OUP),A Fire in the Bones, and A Sorrowful Joy.

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Title:Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195174127

ISBN - 13:9780195174120

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