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The Social Gospel in Black and White: American Racial Reform, 1885-1912 (Paperback)

Ralph E. Luker

Edité par The University of North Carolina Press, United States, 1998
ISBN 10: 0807847208 / ISBN 13: 9780807847206
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Titre : The Social Gospel in Black and White: ...

Éditeur : The University of North Carolina Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : 1st New edition.

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In a major revision of accepted wisdom, this book, originally published by UNC Press in 1991, demonstrates that American social Christianity played an important role in racial reform during the period between Emancipation and the civil rights movement. As organizations created by the heirs of antislavery sentiment foundered in the mid-1890s, Ralph Luker argues, a new generation of black and white reformers--many of them representatives of American social Christianity--explored a variety of solutions to the problem of racial conflict. Some of them helped to organize the Federal Council of Churches in 1909, while others returned to abolitionist and home missionary strategies in organizing the NAACP in 1910 and the National Urban League in 1911. A half century later, such organizations formed the institutional core of America s civil rights movement. Luker also shows that the black prophets of social Christianity who espoused theological personalism created an influential tradition that eventually produced Martin Luther King Jr. |Examines the impact of the new wave of black and white reformers, many of them social Christians, who struggled for solutions to America s racial problems between 1885 and 1912. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780807847206

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Synopsis : In a major revision of accepted wisdom, this book, originally published by UNC Press in 1991, demonstrates that American social Christianity played an important role in racial reform during the period between Emancipation and the civil rights movement. As organizations created by the heirs of antislavery sentimentfoundered in the mid-1890s, Ralph Luker argues, a new generation of black and white reformers--many of them representatives of American social Christianity--explored a variety of solutions to the problem of racialconflict. Some of them helped to organize the Federal Council of Churches in 1909, while others returned to abolitionist and home missionary strategies in organizing the NAACP in 1910 and the National Urban League in 1911. A half century later, such organizations formed the institutional core of America's civil rights movement. Luker also shows that the black prophets of social Christianity who espoused theological personalism created an influential tradition that eventually produced Martin Luther King Jr.

Critique: [T]his is the most thorough study yet done of religion and racial reform in the Social Gospel era.David W. Wills, Amherst College

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