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The Resource A separate Canaan : the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840, Jon F. Sensbach

A separate Canaan : the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840, Jon F. Sensbach

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A separate Canaan : the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840
Title
A separate Canaan
Title remainder
the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840
Statement of responsibility
Jon F. Sensbach
Title variation
Making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In eighteenth-century North Carolina, German-speaking settlers from the Moravian Church founded a religious refuge - an ideal society, they hoped, whose blueprint for daily life was the Bible and whose Chief Elder was Christ himself. As the community grew, so did its demand for labor, and Moravians began buying slaves to help build and operate their farms, ships, and industries. The Moravian Brethren believed in the universalism of the gospel and baptized dozens of African Americans, who became full members of tightly knit Moravian congregations. For decades, white and black Brethren worked and worshiped together, far removed from the sprawling plantations to the east. Black Moravians spoke, read, and sang in German, played Moravian music on classical instruments, and shared communal dormitories with white Moravians. According to Jon Sensbach, the Moravian social experiment demonstrated the fluidity of race in an age when Revolutionary rhetoric championed the rights of man - even though white Brethren never abandoned their belief that black slavery was ordained by God."--Book Jacket
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DLC
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Sensbach, Jon F
Dewey number
975.6/00496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.N6
LC item number
S46 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Moravians
  • Moravians
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
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A separate Canaan : the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840, Jon F. Sensbach
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37106982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780807846988
Lccn
97017726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
975.603 SE59 ; GE-G ; GE1010UNCPR JB ; GEUPGRADE13-10 pav ; GERELABEL15-01 pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37106982
  • (Sirsi) 37106982
  • (OCoLC)37106982
Label
A separate Canaan : the making of an Afro-Moravian world in North Carolina, 1763-1840, Jon F. Sensbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37106982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780807846988
Lccn
97017726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
975.603 SE59 ; GE-G ; GE1010UNCPR JB ; GEUPGRADE13-10 pav ; GERELABEL15-01 pav.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37106982
  • (Sirsi) 37106982
  • (OCoLC)37106982

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