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Giggie, John Michael 1965-

Works: 7 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 1,352 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Michael Giggie
After redemption : Jim Crow and the transformation of African American religion in the Delta, 1875-1915 by John Michael Giggie( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Redemption fills in a missing chapter in the history of African American life after freedom. It takes on the widely overlooked period between the end of Reconstruction and World War I to examine the sacred world of ex-slaves and their descendants living in the region more densely settled than any other by blacks living in this era, the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta. Drawing on a rich range of local memoirs, newspaper accounts, photographs, early blues music, and recently unearthed Works Project Administration records, John Giggie challenges the conventional view that this era marked the low point in the modern evolution of African-American religion and culture. Set against a backdrop of escalating racial violence in a region more densely populated by African Americans than any other at the time, he illuminates how blacks adapted to the defining features of the post-Reconstruction South -- including the growth of segregation, train travel, consumer capitalism, and fraternal orders -- and in the process dramatically altered their spiritual ideas and institutions. Masterfully analyzing these disparate elements, Giggie's study situates the African-American experience in the broadest context of southern, religious, and American history and sheds new light on the complexity of black religion and its role in confronting Jim Crow. - Publisher
Faith in the market : religion and the rise of urban commercial culture( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the many ways in which religious groups actually embraced commercial culture to establish an urban presence. [back cover]
The unfinished nation : a concise history of the American people by Alan Brinkley( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title The Unfinished Nation is meant to suggest several things. It is a reminder of America's exceptional diversity--of the degree to which, despite all the many efforts to build a single, uniform definition of the meaning of American nationhood, that meaning remains contested. It is a reference to the centrality of change in American history--to the ways in which the nation has continu-ally transformed itself and continues to do so in our own time. And it is also a description of the writing of American history it-self--of the ways in which historians are engaged in a continuing, ever unfinished, process of asking new questions. Like any history, The Unfinished Nation is a product of its time and reflects the views of the past that historians of recent generations have developed. The writing of our nation's history--like our nation itself--changes constantly. It is not, of course, the past that changes. Rather, historians adjust their perspectives and priorities, ask different kinds of questions, and uncover and incorporate new historical evidence. There are now, as there have always been, critics of changes in historical understand-ing who argue that history is a collection of facts and should not be subject to "interpretation" or "revision." But historians insist that history is not simply a collection of facts. Names and dates and a record of events are only the beginning of historical under-standing. Writers and readers of history interpret the evidence before them, and inevitably bring to the task their own questions, concerns, and experiences."--Provided by publisher
America firsthand : readings in American history by Robert D Marcus( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents history in the words of the people who made it, inviting and provoking students to think critically about the past. The seventh edition continues to bring the past to life with more visual and textual sources that increase diversity, represent current scholarship, and engage students
God's long journey : African Americans, religion and history in the Mississippi Delta, 1875-1915 by John Michael Giggie( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America firsthand( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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After redemption : Jim Crow and the transformation of African American religion in the Delta, 1875-1915
Faith in the market : religion and the rise of urban commercial culture
Alternative Names
Giggie, John M.

Giggie, John M. 1965-

English (32)

Danish (1)