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Published: 05 January 2022

288 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190082680

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To Know the Soul of a People

Religion, Race, and the Making of Southern Folk

Jamil W. Drake

  • Provides a regional focus on religion in the rural agricultural South in the early twentieth century
  • Examines how misperceptions of rural Black Americans played a part in shaping debates and policies regarding poverty in America
  • Shows how social scientists use the notion of “folk” religion to argue for reform