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God's fields [electronic resource] : landscape, religion, and race in Moravian Wachovia / Leland Ferguson.

By: Ferguson, Leland.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cultural heritage studies: Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2011Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9780813040592 (electronic bk.); 0813040590 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Moravian Church -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | Moravians -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | Salem (Winston-Salem, N.C.) -- Church history | Slavery -- Religious aspects | Salem (Winston-Salem, N.C.) -- Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology) -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem | Slavery -- North Carolina -- History | North Carolina -- Race relations | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | Excavations (Archaeology) -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem | Moravian Church -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | Moravians -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem -- History | North Carolina -- Race relations | Salem (Winston-Salem, N.C.) -- Antiquities | Salem (Winston-Salem, N.C.) -- Church history | Slavery -- Religious aspects -- Moravian Church | Religion | RELIGION / Christianity / ProtestantGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: God's Fields : Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian WachoviaDDC classification: 284.675667 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A beginning -- St. Philips archaeology -- A unity of brethren -- Landscape and piety -- A town built upon a hillside -- Strangers in the land -- "A suitable quarter" -- A disunity of brethren (with Michele Hughes) -- Grave stories -- "To be reconciled" -- Appendix A. St. Philips Church joins Salem Congregation -- Appendix B. Burials in the Salem Strangers' parish God's acre -- Appendix C. Burials in the African American graveyard.
Summary: Leland Ferguson's work reconstructing this "secret history" through years of archaeological fieldwork was part of a historical preservation program that helped convince the Moravian Church in North America to formally apologize in 2006 for its participation in slavery and clear a way for racial reconciliation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-257) and index.

A beginning -- St. Philips archaeology -- A unity of brethren -- Landscape and piety -- A town built upon a hillside -- Strangers in the land -- "A suitable quarter" -- A disunity of brethren (with Michele Hughes) -- Grave stories -- "To be reconciled" -- Appendix A. St. Philips Church joins Salem Congregation -- Appendix B. Burials in the Salem Strangers' parish God's acre -- Appendix C. Burials in the African American graveyard.

Leland Ferguson's work reconstructing this "secret history" through years of archaeological fieldwork was part of a historical preservation program that helped convince the Moravian Church in North America to formally apologize in 2006 for its participation in slavery and clear a way for racial reconciliation.

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