Sparks from the Anvil of Oppression: Philadelphia's African Methodists and Southern Migrants, 1890-1940

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Temple University Press, Sep 20, 2010 - Religion - 272 pages
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While assuming the importance of  churches within black communities, social historians generally have not studied them directly or have treated the black denominations as a single unit. Gregg focuses on the African Methodist churches and churchgoers in Philadelphia during the Great Migration and the concurrent rise of black ghettoes in the city to show the variety and richness of African American culture at that time.
 

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Contents

Contents
vii
Maps and Tables
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
1 Introduction
1
I Churches and Ghettos
19
II In the Pulpit and the Pew
67
III The Great Migration
145
Notes
223
Index
262
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Robert Gregg is Assistant Professor  of History at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and currently a Fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University.

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