The Souls of Womenfolk
The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South
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Women responded on many levels--ethically, ritually, and communally--to southern slavery. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Wells-Oghoghomeh shows how they remembered, reconfigured, and innovated beliefs and practices circulating between Africa and the Americas. In this way, she redresses the exclusion of enslaved women from the American religious narrative. Challenging conventional institutional histories, this book opens a rare window onto the spiritual strivings of one of the most remarkable and elusive groups in the American experience.
University of North Carolina Press, 9781469663609, 320pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2021