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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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9781572332171 | 1 reprint edition (Univ of Tennessee Pr, April 1, 2003), cover price $24.95
9780070605619, titled "Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States" | 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill College, October 1, 1996), cover price $28.40 | also contains Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States
9780883449165 | Orbis Books, November 1, 1993, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: 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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Examines the ethnocentric salutary expressions of African Americans that dominate their ritualistic moments of social encounter, and argues that these expressions show how black Americans have lived with the challenge of having to prove their sisterly or brotherly capacities, and with the desire to be treated as equal siblings in the family of God. (view table of contents)

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9781563383588 | T&t Clark Ltd, September 1, 2001, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Examines the ethnocentric salutary expressions of African Americans that dominate their ritualistic moments of social encounter, and argues that these expressions show how black Americans have lived with the challenge of having to prove their sisterly or brotherly capacities, and with the desire to be treated as equal siblings in the family of God.

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