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p. 474. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1863–1935)locked

  • Eddie S. Glaude


‘African American Christianity: The Modern Phase (1863–1935)’ describes three distinctive moments: firstly, the nationalization of black Christianity, as the “invisible institution” of the slaveholding South became visible and as black denominations in the North extended their missions overtly into the South. Secondly, large numbers of African Americans migrated from the South to relocate in the North and the West, which changed the demographics of American cities as they confronted new forms of labor discipline and different social constraints. Finally, the modern phase was also characterized by American imperial ambition and the consolidation of a new racial regime called Jim Crow. Racial segregation and the extralegal violence that attended its implementation fundamentally shaped the expression of black Christianity during this period.

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