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Evangelical Networks in the Greater Caribbean and the Origins of the Black Church

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Catron,John W. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2010
ISBN:
00096407
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, United States, Slaves, Religion, 18th century, Christianity, Vesey, Denmark, Church, Meredith, William, Hammet, William
Notes:
An exploration into the social networks of the Anglo-Caribbean African population from the mid 18th to early 19th centuries. Details are given describing the unique identity and culture of an international Black Protestant community established during the period. The transition from White evangelism of slaves to the self-sustained and promoted religious community of the African population is noted. Individual leaders such as William Hammet, William Meredith, and Denmark Vesey are also profiled.