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African American Women and Christian Activism

New Yorks Black YWCA, 1905-1945

by Judith Weisenfeld

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Black studies,
  • Christianity,
  • Social history,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Young women,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • c 1900 - c 1914,
  • History,
  • Black American Sociology,
  • Sociology Of Women,
  • Social Science,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Religious life,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • New York,
  • Christianity - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • YWCA of the City of New York,
  • 20th century,
  • Church work with African Ameri,
  • Church work with African Americans,
  • New York (State)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7670691M
    ISBN 100674007786
    ISBN 109780674007789

    Black Women's Activism is the first book-length study of African American women's historical romances. This book examines romances written from to the present, and discusses their black heroines' resistance at particular moments in history - from the colonization movement to the Texas oil boom. Book Talk: Black Women's Christian Activism. A talk with local author Betty Livingston Adams will be held in the Anne Louise Davis room at the Plainfield Public Library on Saturday, March 25 th.

    Their spiritual activism presents itself as a way of Wiregrass Country, "You don't have to sing like an angel" is a frequently expressed sentiment. To these women, "good" music is God's music regardless of the manner delivered. Therefore, Downhome Gospel presents gospel music as being more than a transcendent sound.   Black Women's Christian Activism builds on classics such as Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's Righteous Discontent (), Judith Weisenfeld's African American Women and Christian Activism (), and Bettye Collier-Thomas's Jesus, Jobs, and Justice (). Adams breaks new ground in her attention to non-elite women in a northern : Matthew J. Cressler.

      In Black Women’s Christian Activism, Betty Livingston Adams examines the oft overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth century. As this book makes clear, religion made a key difference in the lives and activism of ordinary black women who lived Brand: NYU Press. In Black Women's Christian Activism, Betty Livingston Adams examines the oft overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth century. As this book makes clear, religion made a key difference in the lives and activism of ordinary black women who lived.


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African American Women and Christian Activism by Judith Weisenfeld Download PDF EPUB FB2

This interesting and useful book fills several important gaps in African-American and women's history. There has been increasing interest among scholars of black religious activism in women's political agency, and among scholars of female religious activism in African-American by: Weisenfeld provides a very complete picture of the African-American YWCA in Harlem in the first half of the 20th century, clearly having poured over the history of that chapter for countless hours.

As a result of the deep level of research (I believe this work was a dissertation-turned-book), much of the text is made up of lists of facts /5.

"This lucid and engrossing reframing of the suburbs adds to a growing body of research uncovering the overlooked and courageous social activism of working-class African-American women.

Adams's work should fundamentally alter the way we talk and write about the civil rights movement in the United States, from where and when it happened, to who 5/5(3).

Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index. African American women and Christian activism: New York's Black YWCA, Pages: When the middle class black women of Judith Weisenfeld's history organized a black chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association init was a clear step toward establishing a suitable environment for young working women.

Weisenfeld's account gives a vibrant picture of African American women as significant actors in the life of New York. African American Women and Christian Activism: Weisenfeld, Professor Judith: Books - or: Professor Judith Weisenfeld.

Get this from a library. African American women and Christian activism: New York's Black YWCA, [Judith Weisenfeld] -- "Between the Civil War and World War II, Catholic charities evolved from volunteer and local origins into a centralized and professionally trained workforce that played a.

InBlack Women's Christian Activism, Betty Livingston Adams examines the oft overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the strategies and organizational models church women employed in the fight for social justice, Adams tracks the.

As this book makes clear, religion made a key difference in the lives and activism of ordinary black women who lived, worked, and worshiped on the margin during this tumultuous time.

Betty Livingston Adams is an Independent Scholar whose work focuses on American/ African American religious history. Women's Review of Books "A meticulously researched, well-written, and cogently argued book that contributes to scholarship that complicates historiographical boundaries between business history, labor history, history of consumer culture, women's history, and the history of African American political activism."--The Journal of American History.

In Black Women’s Christian Activism, Betty Livingston Adams examines the oft overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth century.

Focusing on the strategies and organizational models church women employed in the fight for social justice, Adams tracks. African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black YWCA, African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black YWCA,Judith Weisenfeld: Author: Judith Weisenfeld: Publisher: Harvard University Press, ISBN:.

In Black Women’s Christian Activism, Betty Livingston Adams examines the oft overlooked role of non-elite black women in the growth of northern suburbs and American Protestantism in the first half of the twentieth ng on the strategies and organizational models church women employed in the fight for social justice, Adams tracks the intersections of politics and religion, race Cited by: 2.

This became the basis for her first book, African American Women and Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, While in graduate school in Princeton, Weisenfeld also became interested in film, which became a focus of her second book project: Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, Alma mater: Barnard College, Princeton University.

Women of African descent have always been active in Christianity since the very early days of this religion. African-American women mainly worship in traditionally black Protestant churches, with 62% identifying themselves as historically black Protestants. Many hold leadership positions in these churches and some lead congregations, especially in the American deep south.

Her book, The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans, explores what this population can teach the wider body of believers about integrating faith and activism.

Chicago-based writer Nilwona. African-American Female Mysticism: Nineteenth Century Religious Activism is an important book-length treatment of African-American female mysticism. The primary subjects of this book are three icons of black female spirituality and religious activism - Jarena Lee, Sojourner Truth, and Rebecca Cox : Palgrave Macmillan US.

Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb As this book makes clear, religion made a key difference in the lives and activism of ordinary black women who lived, worked, and worshiped on the margin during this tumultuous time.

African American Women and Christian Activism: New York': Black Women's Activism is the first book-length study of African American women's historical romances. This book examines romances written from to the present, and discusses their black heroines' resistance at particular moments in history - from the colonization movement to the Texas oil boom.5/5(1).

Longtime Fountain Baptist Church member and church historian Betty Livingston Adams, Ph.D., has launched a new book, “Black Women’s Christian Activism: Social Justice in a Northern Suburb” (New York University Press), a story which examines the lives of ordinary African American women who made extraordinary contributions to black public.

This interesting and useful book fills several important gaps in African-American and women's history. There has been increasing interest among scholars of black religious activism in women's political agency, and among scholars of female religious activism in African-American participation.

Black Women’s Christian Activism Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb. By Betty Livingston Adams. When a domestic servant named Violet Johnson moved to the affluent white suburb of Summit, New Jersey inshe became one of just barely a .For many African Americans, the challenges facing African American men have been a priority.

While African American women face similar challenges associated with racism, the intersection of racism and sexism has not been examined as frequently. Jones and Shorter-Gooden () in their book, Shifting: African American Women’s Voices Project.