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Children of Perdition : Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: H705
ISBN: 9780881460131
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays : A Pictorial Life And Times
By author: Carrie M. Dumas
Product Code: H704
ISBN: 9780881460162
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Price: $45.00
As a result of Benjamin Mays’s many contributions, he was not only recog-nized as one of the great minds of the twentieth century, but also left an indelible impact on so many of those he touched. To chronicle the amazing life and contributions of Mays, Carrie Dumas draws from numerous archival sourcesand presents a photographic biography (more than 100 images) of one of America's most notable citizens.

International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 9 & 10: Prefaces and Writing Sampler and Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions
Product Code: H716
ISBN: 9780881460216
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Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian : Volume 4: Theological Works
By author: JoAnn Ford Watson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H722
ISBN: 9780881460292
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Volume 4 of Ann Dutton’s writings includes The New Birth (1734); Treatise on Justification (1778); A Discourse concerning God’s Action of Adoption (1737); A Discourse on the Inheritance of the Adopted Sons of God (1748); and her letters on the marks of a child of God (1761). She is significant as a Baptist responding to revival in England and in America.

International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 17: Christian Discourses and The Crisis and A Crisis in the Life of an Actress
Product Code: H723
ISBN: 9780881460315
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Christian Discouses contains some of Kierkegaard’s most constructive religious and social thought, founded on his deepening appreciation of the ambiguity of our common human situation before a loving yet commanding God. Christian Discourses is a collection of provocative arguments and insights which should redefine the approach to Kierkegaard’s “attack on Christendom” and provoke a useful debate about the significance of his “second literature.”

Mississippi's Civil War : A Narrative History
By author: Ben Wynne
Product Code: H725
ISBN: 9780881460391
Product Format: Hardback
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This book examines Mississippi’s Civil War experience. It begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of Mississippi’s post-war environment and the rise of Lost Cause mythology. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period.

Rounding the Bases: Baseball And Religion in America
By author: Joseph L. Price
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P366
ISBN: 9780881460407
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00

After identifying early conflicts between churches and baseball in the late-nineteenth century, Price examines the appropriation of baseball by the House of David, an early twentieth-century millennial Protestant community in southern Michigan. Turning then from historical intersections between base-ball and religion, two chapters focus on the ways that baseball reflects religious myths. First, the omphalos myth about the origin and ordering of the world is reflected in the rituals and rules of the game. Then the myth of curses is explored in the culture of superstition that underlies the game. At the heart of the book is a sustained argument about how baseball func-tions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity, especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Building on this analysis of baseball as an American civil religion, two chapters draw upon novels by W. P. Kinsella and David James Duncan to explore the sacramental potential of baseball and to align baseball with apocalyptic possibilities. The final chapter serves as a full confession, interpreting baseball affiliation stories as conversion narratives. In various ways Rounding the Bases charts new territory in the literature about baseball and religion. Unlike previous works (such as The Faith of Fifty Million) that merely assert that baseball, as the national pastime, is an American civil religion, or others (such as And God Said, “Play Ball”) that draw parallels between the Bible and baseball, this book develops a sustained sociological argument for the conclusion that baseball is “a distinct denomination of American civil religion.”


International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 18: Without Authority
Product Code: H728
ISBN: 9780881460483
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Selected Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century, British-Baptist, Woman Theologian: Volume 5: Miscellaneous Correspondence
By author: JoAnn Ford Watson
Product Code: H729
ISBN: 9780881460537
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This collection of Anne Dutton's writings pulls together a variety of her correspondence and shows her significant involvement in theological debate and controversy. It also illustrates her ministry of letters for spiritual direction and insight. Highlights include her engagement in the Sandemanian controversy, encouragement of African American converts in the American colonies, and excerpts from her spiritual magazine.

Erasing Public Memory : Race, Aesthetics, and Cultural Amnesia in the Americas
Product Code: P327
ISBN: 9780881460582
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Erasing Public Memory confronts the unacknowledged and uninterrogated assimilation of racial categories into aesthetic theories. The editors and contributors based much of their analysis on exposing the phenomenon that race and racism is at the very center of knowledge production in the academy, a process designed not so much to achieve a disinterested will to epistemological thresholds of truth, but to invent a racialized meta-rationality to the exclusion of all alternative ways of knowing.

Re-Cognizing W. E. B. Dubois in the Twenty-First Century : Essays on W. E. B. Du Bois
Edited by: Mary Keller   By author: Chester J. Fontenot Jr.
Product Code: P335
ISBN: 9780881460599
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This collection highlights the breadth and rich complexity of W. E. B. DuBois as a pre-eminent, voracious, and demanding trans-Atlantic intellectual of the 20th century whose work sets the stage for understanding subjectivity and history in the 21st century. With online links to the songs in Souls, as well as studies of contemporary African and Pan-African issues, DuBois's influence as an activist intellectual is critically appraised.

Children of Perdition : Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: P340
ISBN: 9780881460742
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

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