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Palgrave Macmillan

Sherman's March and the Emergence of the Independent Black Church Movement

From Atlanta to the Sea to Emancipation

ISBN 9781137405173
Publication Date January 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Pivot
Series Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice

In addition to showing how Sherman's march was decisive in leading to the collapse of slavery, this book demonstrates that the events of the Civil War lead directly to a greater scale and scope of independent activity on the part of Black churches. By explicating the social conditions surrounding early Black churches we show how efforts to more independent action on the part of the churches culminated to the formation of many new congregations in the aftermath of the Civil War. Events during Reconstruction and beyond developed out the activities of the church congregations and their ministers as they moved to organize themselves and develop new educational and religious institutions upon the end of slaveholding in the United States.

L.H. Whelchel, Jr. is a respected teacher and lecturer who has inspired and helped to train a generation of church pastors and religious leaders. He has been a successful parish minister, as well department chair and professor who has published several works dealing with church history. He is Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center, USA.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Preparing the Stage for Liberation
3. The Historical Context of Conversion
4. The South Defends Its Peculiar Institution
5. The March Toward Liberation
6. Impositions and Fatuities by Classes and Colors
7. The Liberation of Savannah
8. The Groundwork of Freedom
9. Conclusions


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