By Jon F. Sensbach
in keeping with German church records, together with dozens of infrequent biographies of black Moravians, A Separate Canaan is the 1st full-length learn of touch among humans of German and African descent in early the US. Exploring the fluidity of race in progressive period the US, it highlights the fight of African americans to safe their fragile position in a tradition unwilling to offer 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 in the course of the new republic rejected African American equality, the Moravian tale illustrates the ability of slavery and race to weigh down different ideals.
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A Separate Canaan: The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina, 1763-1840 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and ... and the University of North Carolina Press) by Jon F. Sensbach