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By Jon F. Sensbach

ISBN-10: 0807823945

ISBN-13: 9780807823941

ISBN-10: 0807846988

ISBN-13: 9780807846988

In colonial North Carolina, German-speaking settlers from the Moravian Church based a spiritual refuge--an excellent society, they was hoping, whose blueprint for way of life was once the Bible and whose leader Elder used to be Christ himself. because the community's call for for exertions grew, the Moravian Brethren got slaves to aid function their farms, outlets, and industries. Moravians believed within the universalism of the gospel and baptized dozens of African american citizens, who grew to become complete participants of tightly knit Moravian congregations. for many years, white and black Brethren labored and worshiped together--though white Moravians by no means deserted their trust that black slavery was once ordained via God.
in line with German church records, together with dozens of infrequent biographies of black Moravians, A Separate Canaan is the 1st full-length examine of touch among humans of German and African descent in early the United States. Exploring the fluidity of race in progressive period the USA, it highlights the fight of African american citizens to safe their fragile position in a tradition unwilling to provide them complete human rights. within the early 19th century, white Moravians forsook their religious inclusiveness, fitting blacks in a separate church. simply as white americans during the new republic rejected African American equality, the Moravian tale illustrates the facility of slavery and race to crush different ideals.

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