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Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

John W. Catron

Abstract

Embracing Protestantism argues that people of African descent in America who embraced Protestant Christianity during the eighteenth century did not become African Americans, but rather came to think of themselves in the context of more fluid Atlantic-African identities. America was the land of slavery and white supremacy where they had little chance of obtaining civil rights or economic mobility. Contrastingly, the Atlantic world offered access to the growing abolitionist movement in Britain and Europe, membership in transatlantic evangelical churches that gave people of color unprecedented po ... More

Keywords: Atlantic Africans, Transatlantic evangelical churches, Slavery, Atlantic World, Black Anglophone Christians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061634
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061634.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Catron, author