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Hope's Promise Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry

S. Scott. Rohrer


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  • Title:
    Hope's Promise Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry
  • Author: S. Scott. Rohrer
  • Description: Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; A Note about Translations; Introduction; Part One. Coming Together: Creating an Anglo-German World; 1. Prelude: The Northern Years; 2. A Community of Believers; 3. An Anglo-German World; Part Two. Growing Together: The World from Without; 4. Becoming ""American"": The Revolutionary Years; 5. Becoming ""Southern"": The Slaveholding Years; 6. The New World of the 1830s and Beyond; Notes; Glossary; Selected Bibliography; Index
    This eloquent study describes the complex process of assimilation that occurred among multi-ethnic groups in Wachovia, the evangelical community that settled a 100,000-acre tract in Piedmont North Carolina from 1750 to 1860. It counters commonplace notions that evangelicalism was a divisive force in the antebellum South, demonstrating instead the ability of evangelical beliefs and practices to unify diverse peoples and foster shared cultural values.In Hope's Promise, Scott Rohrer dissects the internal workings of the ecumenical Moravian movement at Wachovia-
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (303 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8173-8756-0
  • Subjects: Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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