Sparks from the anvil of oppression Philadelphia"s African Methodists and southern migrants, 1890-1940 by Gregg, Robert

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Philadelphia (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia

Subjects:

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Methodist Church -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.,
  • African American churches -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Methodist Church.,
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Church history -- 20th century.,
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-261) and index.

Book details

StatementRobert Gregg.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX8445.P5 G74 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1730172M
ISBN 10156639063X
LC Control Number92034589
OCLC/WorldCa26851109

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