Down, Up, and Over

Down, Up, and Over

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qFirst reconstructs the culutral matrix of African American religion, a total way of life formed by Protestantism, American culture, and the institution of slavery (1619-1865). Whites from Europe and Blacks from Africa arrived with specific, differing views of God, faith, and humanity. Hopkins recreates their worldviews and shows how white theology sought to remake African Americans into naturally inferior beings divinely ordained into subservience. The counter voice of enslaved blacks is the birth of the Spirit of liberation.q -- Back cover.House servants, outfitted in the hand-me-downs of white wardrobes, established the dress codes and rules for fashionable and acceptable apparel in the black community. Words would not have to be expressed to describe the casteanbsp;...

Title:Down, Up, and Over
Author: Dwight N. Hopkins
Publisher:Fortress Press - 2000

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