Hardback
August 15, 2018
9781611178876
English
128
83 b&w halftones, 1 map
10.00 Inches (US)
9.00 Inches (US)
1.65 Pounds (US)
$51.99 USD
v2.1 Reference
Paperback / softback
August 15, 2018
9781611178883
English
128
83 b&w halftones, 1 map
10.00 Inches (US)
9.00 Inches (US)
1.05 Pounds (US)
$26.99 USD
v2.1 Reference

A Place to Worship

African American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas

By Minuette Floyd
Foreword by Terry K. Hunter, Introduction by Tom Stanley
A chronicle of the historically rich spiritual gatherings so vital to rural African American life

Camp meetings—also called revivals—originated with circuit-riding Methodist preachers who gathered congregations in open fields and town squares. However, the sermons had messages that were not always welcomed by mainstream Protestant churches in the colonial and antebellum South. With the help of white itinerant preachers, enslaved African Americans organized their own camp meetings in conjunction with the white revivals. These celebratory events were predominantly spiritual, with preaching, worship, and communion, but also offered a chance for family reunions. After the Civil War, independent African American congregations built on this antebellum heritage by establishing permanent camps that continue to welcome meetings today.

In A Place to Worship, Minuette Floyd shares an intimate portrait of the culture, traditions, and long history of the camp meeting as one of the most vital institutions in the lives of rural African Americans in North and South Carolina. As a child Floyd attended camp meetings each year in North Carolina, and she renewed her interest in them as an adult. For the past eighteen years Floyd has travelled to campgrounds throughout the Carolinas, documenting the annual tradition through photographs and interviews. Floyd has sought to record not only a visual record of the places and practices of each, but also the rich and inspiring stories of the people who make them thrive.

About the Authors

Minuette Floyd is a professor of art education and director of the Young Artist's Workshop at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design.

Reviews

"In conjunction with stunning photographs that capture a glimpse into a black religious and social experience, Floyd stylistically writes in a way that transports readers to the outskirts of Catawba County under an arbor. From services to foodways, the tradition of preaching, and the intricacies of the black family structure, Floyd's photographs and anecdotes provide a more intimate look into African American Christian life through camp meetings."—North Carolina Historical Review

"In conjunction with stunning photographs that capture a glimpse into a black religious and social experience, Floyd stylistically writes in a way that transports readers to the outskirts of Catawba County under an arbor. From services to foodways, the tradition of preaching, and the intricacies of the black family structure, Floyd's photographs and anecdotes provide a more intimate look into African American Christian life through camp meetings."—North Carolina Historical Review

9781611178876 : a-place-to-worship-floyd-hunter-stanley
Hardback
128 Pages
$51.99 USD
9781611178883 : a-place-to-worship-floyd-hunter-stanley
Paperback / softback
128 Pages
$26.99 USD

Other Titles in RELIGION / Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy

Introduction to Sacramental Theology

José Granados, foreword by David W. Fagerberg
Sep 2021 - The Catholic University of America Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Bread from Heaven

Bernhard Blankenhorn
Aug 2021 - The Catholic University of America Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Hymnal

Christopher N. Phillips
Aug 2018 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$39.95 USD - Hardback
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text