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Jessica Madison

Jessica Madison earned her PhD from the University of Kentucky. She now specializes in online instruction and teaches courses in American History for Eastern Kentucky University, Tennessee Temple University, and Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Madison lives in Southeast Kentucky.

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In Subjection: Church Discipline in the Early American South, 1760–1830
By author: Jessica Madison
Product Code: H890
ISBN: 9780881465006
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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This study of church discipline cases describes a system of subjection with obligations for all--men, women, parents, children, masters, and servants. Although many historians have mistaken this for "oppression," most Southerners accepted the idea of "subjection," regarding it as a divinely ordained system for their mutual governance and benefit. Complete with a map and statistical tables, this book argues that church discipline bound everyone together in mutual subjection to a shared code of conduct rather than empowering white men exclusively with a position of authority over others.