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The Resource No Jim Crow Church : The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, (electronic book)

No Jim Crow Church : The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, (electronic book)

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No Jim Crow Church : The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community
Title
No Jim Crow Church
Title remainder
The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina, tracing the history of the community from the end of the nineteenth century through the civil rights era. By joining the Bahá'í Faith, blacks and whites not only defied Jim Crow but also rejected their society's religious and social restrictions. The religion, which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind, arrived in the United States from the Middle East via northern urban areas. As early as 1910, Bahá'í teachers began settling in South Carolina, where the Bahá'í Faith is currently the largest religious minority. Venters presents an organizational, social, and intellectual history of South Carolina's early Bahá'í movement and relates developments within the community to changes in society at large, with particular attention to race relations and the civil rights struggle. He argues that the state's Bahá'ís represent a significant, sustained, spiritually based challenge to the ideology and structures of white male Protestant supremacy. His research provides a fascinating study of an unlikely movement's rise to prominence and the role of the South Carolina Bahá'í community in the cultural and structural evolution of a new world religion
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Venters, Louis
Dewey number
297.9/309757
LC call number
BP352.S6 V46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Other Southerners
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  • Bahai Faith -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century
  • Bahais -- South Carolina
  • South Carolina -- History
Label
No Jim Crow Church : The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- No Jim Crow Church -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. First Contacts, 1898-1916 -- 2. The Divine Plan, the Great War, and Progressive-Era Racial Politics, 1914-1921 -- 3. Building a Bahá'í Community in Augusta and North Augusta, 1911-1939 -- 4. The Great Depression, the Second World War, and the First Seven Year Plan, 1935-1945 -- 5. Postwar Opportunities, Cold War Challenges, and the Second Seven Year Plan, 1944-1953 -- 6. The Ten Year Plan and the Fall of Jim Crow, 1950-1965 -- Coda: Toward a Bahá'í Mass Movement, 1963-1968 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC2167336
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813055497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
No Jim Crow Church : The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- No Jim Crow Church -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. First Contacts, 1898-1916 -- 2. The Divine Plan, the Great War, and Progressive-Era Racial Politics, 1914-1921 -- 3. Building a Bahá'í Community in Augusta and North Augusta, 1911-1939 -- 4. The Great Depression, the Second World War, and the First Seven Year Plan, 1935-1945 -- 5. Postwar Opportunities, Cold War Challenges, and the Second Seven Year Plan, 1944-1953 -- 6. The Ten Year Plan and the Fall of Jim Crow, 1950-1965 -- Coda: Toward a Bahá'í Mass Movement, 1963-1968 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC2167336
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813055497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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