Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida, 1865-1895 (History of African American Religions)

Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida, 1865-1895 (History of African American Religions)

By: Canter Brown (author), Larry E. Rivers (author), Canter Brown Jr (author), Stephen W. Angell (foreword_author), Anthony B. Pinn (foreword_author)Hardback

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Written by two eminent historians, Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord examines the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida from the beginning of Reconstruction to the institution of Jim Crow segregation, a period when the AME Church played a crucial role in the religious, cultural, and political lives of black Floridians. The book begins with an overview of slave religion and the first stirrings of African Methodism before 1865 and culminates with the formidable challenges that faced the church by 1895. Not only did the AME Church save lives for Christ, it emerged as a force to be reckoned with in politics. Men such as Charles H. Pearce and Robert Meacham became powerhouses in state and local affairs as well as in the church. They and their fellow ministers fought for the participation of blacks in the governing process and promoted education and employment for all blacks and poor whites. This case study of an independent church that produced broad religious and civil freedoms for African Americans offers a detailed account of the successes and failures of one of the largest and most effective institutions in post-Civil War and late-19th-century Florida.

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About Author

Larry Eugene Rivers is Distinguished Professor of History at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, and the author of Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation (UPF, 2000). Canter Brown, Jr., is the author of many works on Florida history, including Florida's Peace River Frontier (UPF, 1991); Ossian Bingley Hart, Florida's Loyalist Reconstruction Governor; and Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780813018904
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780813018904
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 0813018900

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