Black Well-Being

"An innovative interpretation of antebellum black literature as well as a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on health and the black body in slavery and freedom."--Erica L. Ball, author of To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class "Engages productively with discourses of identity and subjectivity, the … Continue reading Black Well-Being

Embracing Protestantism

In Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World, author John W. Catron argues that the people of color in the Atlantic world who adopted Protestant Christianity did not become African Americans but instead assumed more fluid Atlantic-African identities. “The first study to consider, on a circum-Atlantic scale, how conversion to Afro-Protestant Christianity encouraged a ‘middle path’ between exclusionist … Continue reading Embracing Protestantism