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Dark Symbols, Obscure Signs: God, Self, and Community in the Slave Mind
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Orbis Books
Publication date November 1, 1993
Pages 226
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780883449165
ISBN-10 0883449161
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
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Original list price $20.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This probing work examines how African-American slaves, through their appropriation of Christianity, found a resource that affirmed their sense of self-worth and identity, and a spirit of community that offered psychological and spiritual resistance to oppression. White evangelists extolled the benefits of converting slaves to Christianity, but the slaves discovered in the Bible a different message, shared among themselves in "dark symbols and obscure signs".

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780070605619 Book cover for 9780883449165 Book cover for 9781572332171
 
1 reprint edition from Univ of Tennessee Pr (April 1, 2003)
9781572332171 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $24.95
With Joel Spring, Joel H. Spring | 2nd edition from McGraw-Hill College (October 1, 1996); titled "Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States"
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from Orbis Books (November 1, 1993)
9780883449165 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $20.00
About: This probing work examines how African-American slaves, through their appropriation of Christianity, found a resource that affirmed their sense of self-worth and identity, and a spirit of community that offered psychological and spiritual resistance to oppression.

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