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B. MCRAE AMOSS, JR., Ph.D.
MARTHA E. COOK, Ph.D.
CAROLYN M. CRAFT, Ph.D.
This thesis examines the way that Christianity was used as a method to integrate African slaves into American culture. “For many slaves, it was their conversion to Christianity that was the ultimate and final separation from their African heritage.” Postbellum African American poets had to decide if they wanted to assimilate into American culture through Christianity or embrace their African roots.
Mujahid, Maryam F., "Lambs of a Foreign God: Christianity in African-American Literature" (2004). Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers. 110.