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Religion in the American South

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is religion in the American south.


Six Superlative Sources

· Wilson, Charles Reagan: Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920. University of Georgia Press, 1980.

· Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks: Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920. Harvard University Press, 1993.

· Hill, Samuel S., Jr.: Southern Churches in Crisis. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967.

· Boles, John B.: The Great Revival, 1787-1905: The Origins of the Southern Evangelical Mind. University Press of Kentucky, 1972.

· Heyrman, Christine. Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

· Journal of Southern Religion

Other Excellent Sources

· Ammerman, Nancy Tatom: Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention. Rutgers University Press, 1990.

· Angell, Stephen Ward: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African American Religion in the South. University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

· Campbell, James T.: Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa. Oxford University Press, 1995.

· Cash, W.J.: The Mind of the South. Knopf, 1941.

· Chappell, David L.: Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

· Chireau, Yvonne: Black Magic: Dimensions of the Supernatural in African-American Religion. University of California Press, 2000.

· Crews, Mickey: The Church of God: A Social History. University of Tennessee Press, 1990.

· Dollard, John: Caste and Class in a Southern Town. Yale University Press, 1937.

· Dorgan, Howard: The Old Regular Baptists of Central Appalachia: Brothers and Sisters in Hope. University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

· Egerton, John: Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Knopf, 1994.

· Eighmy, John Lee: Churches in Cultural Captivity: A History of the Social Attitudes of Southern Baptists. Ed. Samuel S. Hill Jr. University of Tennessee Press, 1972.

· Evans, Eli N.: The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South. Atheneum, 1973.

· Foster, Gaines M.: Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865 to 1913. Oxford University Press, 1987.

· Garrow, David J.: Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Vintage, 1988.

· Genovese, Eugene D.: Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. Pantheon Books, 1974.

· Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth: Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

· Glass, William Robert: The Development of Northern Patterns of Fundamentalism in the South, 1900-1950. Ph.D. diss., Emory University, 1991.

· Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd: Revolt Against Chivalry: Jesse Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching. Columbia University Press, 1979.

· Hall, Randal Lee. William Louis Poteat: A Leader of the Progressive-Era South. University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

· Harrell, David Edwin: Oral Roberts: An American Life. University Press of Indiana, 1985.

· Harvey, Paul: Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925. University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

· Heyrman, Christine Leigh: Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. Knopf, 1997.

· Heyrman, Christine Leigh (ed.): Religion and the Solid South. Abingdon Press, 1972.

· Heyrman, Christine Leigh: The South and the North in American Religion. University of Georgia Press, 1980.

· Jones, J. William: Christ in the Camp: or, Religion in Lee's Army. B.F. Johnson and Company, 1887.

· K'Meyer, Tracy Elaine: Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South: The Story of Koinonia Farm. University Press of Virginia, 1997.

· Kimbrough, David L.: Taking Up Serpents: Snake Handlers of Eastern Kentucky. University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

· Larson, Edward J.: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. Basic Books, 1997.

· Lawless, Elaine J.: God's Peculiar People: Women's Voices and Folk Tradition in a Pentecostal Church. University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

· Levine, Lawrence H.: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Though from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford University Press, 1977.

· Lewis, Selma S.: A Biblical People in the Bible Belt: The Jewish Community of Memphis, Tennessee, 1840s-1960s. Mercer University Press, 1998.

· McCauley, Deborah Vansau: Appalachian Mountain Religion: A History. University of Illinois Press, 1995.

· McDowell, John Patrick: The Social Gospel in the South: The Woman's Home Mission Movement in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1886-1939. Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

· Malone, Bobbie: Rabbi Max Heller: Reformer, Zionist, Southerner, 1860-1929. University of Alabama Press, 1997.

· Manis, Andrew: A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. University of Alabama Press, 1999.

· Martin, William J.: Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story. William Morrow, 1991.

· Mathews, Donald G.: Religion in the Old South. University of Chicago Press, 1977.

· Montgomery, William E.: Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree: The African-American Church in the South, 1865-1900. Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

· Morgan, David T.: The New Crusades, the New Holy Land: Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969-1991. University of Alabama Press, 1996.

· Morris, Aldon D.: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change. Free Press, 1984.

· Owen, Christopher H.: The Sacred Flame of Love: Methodism and Society in Nineteenth-Century Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.

· Ownby, Ted: Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920. University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

· Payne, Charles M.: I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. University of California Press, 1995.

· Raboteau, Albert J.: Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. Oxford University Press, 1978.

· Schweiger, Beth Barton: The Gospel Working Up: Progress and the Pulpit in Nineteenth-Century Virginia. Oxford University Press, 2000.

· Scott, Anne Firor: The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930. University of Chicago Press, 1970.

· Scott, Anne Firor: Women, Religion, and Social Change in the South, 1830-1930. In Samuel S. Hill (ed.), Religion and the Solid South, Abingdon Press, 1972.

· Spencer, Jon Michael: Blues and Evil. University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

· Stowell, Daniel W.: Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863-1877. Oxford University Press, 1998.

· Stricklin, David: A Genealogy of Dissent: The Culture of Progressive Protest in Southern Baptist Life, 1920-1995. University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

· Tweed, Thomas A.: Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at an Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami. Oxford Oxford University Press, 1997.

· Turley, Briane K.: A Wheel within a Wheel: Southern Methodism and the Georgia Holiness Association. Mercer University Press, 1999.

· Turner, Elizabeth Hayes: Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920. Oxford University Press, 1997.

· Walker, Clarence Earl: A Rock in a Weary Land: The African Methodist Episcopal Church during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

· Washington, James Melvin: Frustrated Fellowship: The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power. Mercer University Press, 1986.

· Woods, Daniel Glenn: Living in the Presence of God: Enthusiasm, Authority, and Negotiation in the Practice of Pentecostal Holiness. Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi, 1997.

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