Gods of the Mississippi

  • Bloomington : Indiana University Press 2013
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  • 0253008085
  • 9780253008084
  • 9780253008039
  • 0253008034
  • 9780253008060
  • 0253008069
  • 1283979543
  • 9781283979542
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Introduction: Religious life on the Mississippi / Michael Pasquier -- "The singing of the Mississippi": The river and religions of the Black Atlantic / Jon F. Sensbach -- Religion and American empire in Mississippi, 1790-1833 / Sylvester Johnson -- Movement, maps, and wonder: civil religious competition at the source of the Mississippi River, 1805-1832 / Arthur Remillard -- Looking for the New Jerusalem: antebellum new religious movements and the Mississippi River / Thomas Ruys Smith -- "Go down into Jordan: no, Mississippi": Mormon Nauvoo and the rhetoric of landscape / Seth Perry -- The Mississippi River and the transformation of Black religion in the Delta, 1877-1915 / John M. Giggie -- The redemption of souls and soils: religion and the rural crisis in the Delta / Alison Collis Greene -- Bonfires on the levee: place, memory, and the sacred in River Road Catholicism / Justin D. Poche -- "Big river": Johnny Cash and the currents of history / John Hayes.
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  • From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion-not just from east to west, but also from north to south. With discussion of topics such as the religions of the Black Atlantic, religion and empire, antebellum religious movements, the Mormons at Nauvoo, black religion in the delta, Catholicism in the Deep South, a.

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