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Wrestlin' Jacob: A Portrait of Religion in Antebellum Georgia and the Carolina Low Country

by Clarke, Erskine
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Issue: Summer 2000
ISBN: 0817310401

This reprint of Erskine Clarke's 1979 book about the complex interaction of politics, evangelism, and race in the prewar South concludes that proselytization by white preachers of slaves unwittingly encouraged the postwar emergence of black churches.

review of Wrestlin' Jacob: A Portrait of Religion in Antebellum Georgia and the Carolina Low Country, by Clarke, Erskine, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2000).