The Resource The Charleston "school of slavery" : race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization, by Eric William Rose

The Charleston "school of slavery" : race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization, by Eric William Rose

Label
The Charleston "school of slavery" : race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization
Title
The Charleston "school of slavery"
Title remainder
race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization
Statement of responsibility
by Eric William Rose
Title variation
Race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This dissertation explores the interracial religious communities of antebellum South Carolina to highlight patterns of racial consciousness and nation-building and demonstrate that the southern path to modernity was much closer to that of their northern contemporaries than previously recognized. The ready-made system of human classification inherent in racial slavery did not insulate southerners from the modern impulses that transfigured northern racial relations; instead, this dissertation argues that Carolinians white and black, free and slave, participated in a discourse of religious modernization that redirected the potentially destabilizing social implications of evangelicalism and progress into an idealized community structure that served the spiritual needs of black Carolinians, yet also reinforced white supremacy and strengthened the institution of slavery. In response to the external challenge of antislavery and the internal challenge of African-American religious autonomy, white Carolinians invented a tradition of black dependence and parlayed this myth into a modern ethos of community: the bi-racial southern nation. By focusing this study of race and community formation on South Carolina, the vanguard of proslavery argument and separatism, this dissertation demonstrates striking parallels of racial consciousness common to both northern and southern societies, but also that the racial dynamics of community formation played a formative role in the development of sectional consciousness. Charleston was not the most typical of southern scenes, but the processes of racial modernization that unfolded in the churches of the 'Holy City' were common to many American cities, and the idealized social order modeled and reflected in the sacred spaces of her bi-racial churches provided the quintessential cultural validation for southern nationalism. The strong localized sense of community, modernized through the churches of Charleston over the course of a century, ultimately assumed a position of priority over the more distant imagined community of the United States and convinced most white Charlestonians to volunteer their lives, fortunes, and slaves to the cause of Civil War."--Pages v-vi
Cataloging source
SXC
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Rose, Eric William
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of South Carolina, 2014.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Religious communities
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American churches
  • Slavery and the church
  • Segregation
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Label
The Charleston "school of slavery" : race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization, by Eric William Rose
Link
http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3748&context=etd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
UMI number: 3624157
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civilization and conversion: Americanization in the churches of Charleston -- "The tyranny of (black) majority": race, space, and ownership in the churches of Charleston -- The invented tradition of black dependence -- "There is no back kitchen in heaven": race and community in the late antebellum lowcountry -- The Charleston "school of slavery": the separate churches movement -- Epilogue: "a nation within a nation."
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 382 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The Charleston "school of slavery" : race, religion, and community in the capital of southern civilization, by Eric William Rose
Link
http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3748&context=etd
Publication
Note
UMI number: 3624157
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Civilization and conversion: Americanization in the churches of Charleston -- "The tyranny of (black) majority": race, space, and ownership in the churches of Charleston -- The invented tradition of black dependence -- "There is no back kitchen in heaven": race and community in the late antebellum lowcountry -- The Charleston "school of slavery": the separate churches movement -- Epilogue: "a nation within a nation."
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 382 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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