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Published: 07 October 2004

416 Pages | 14 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195174120

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Slave Religion

The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South

Updated Edition

Albert J. Raboteau

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, as well 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.