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Author Harper, Matthew,
Title The end of days : African American religion and politics in the age of emancipation / Matthew Harper.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Author Harper, Matthew,
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Religion.
African Americans -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Freedmen -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : His plan for them was clear -- A nation born in a day -- Redemption and exile -- Exodus and jubilee -- A jeremiad -- A table prepared by our enemies -- Epilogue : some great plan.
Note Print version record.
Summary For four million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God's intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days. Matthew Harper demonstrates how black southerners' theology, in particular their understanding of the end times, influenced nearly every economic and political decision they made in the aftermath of emancipation.
ISBN 9781469629384 (electronic bk.)
1469629380 (electronic bk.)
9781469629377 (ebook)
1469629372 (ebook)
9781469629360
1469629364
OCLC # 957558087
Additional Format Print version: Harper, Matthew. End of days. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2016 9781469629360 (DLC) 2015049992 (OCoLC)933446638.


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