Hope's promise : religion and acculturation in the Southern backcountry
- OCLC: ocn879576388
- ISBN: 9780817314354
- ISBN: 0817314350
- ISBN: 0817357769
- ISBN: 9780817357764
- ISBN: 0817387560
- ISBN: 9780817387563
1 online resource (xxxiv, 266 pages) : illustrations
- Published: Tuscaloosa :University of Alabama Press,
- Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 
- Copyright: ©2005
|Bibliography:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-256) and index.
|Contents:|| Prelude : the Northern years -- A community of believers -- An Anglo-German world -- Becoming "American" : the Revolutionary years -- Becoming "Southern" : the slaveholding years -- The new world of the 1830s and beyond.
|Summary:|| This eloquent study describes the complex process of assimilation that occurred among multi-ethnic groups in Wachovia, the evangelical community that settled a 100,000-acre tract in Piedmont North Carolina from 1750 to 1860. It counters commonplace notions that evangelicalism was a divisive force in the antebellum South, demonstrating instead the ability of evangelical beliefs and practices to unify diverse peoples and foster shared cultural values. In Hope's Promise, Scott Rohrer dissects the internal workings of the ecumenical Moravian movement at Wachovia-
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