By Jon F. Sensbach
according to German church files, together with dozens of infrequent biographies of black Moravians, A Separate Canaan is the 1st full-length research of touch among humans of German and African descent in early the United States. Exploring the fluidity of race in innovative period the USA, it highlights the fight of African american citizens to safe their fragile position in a tradition unwilling to offer them complete human rights. within the early 19th century, white Moravians forsook their religious inclusiveness, fitting blacks in a separate church. simply as white american citizens during the new republic rejected African American equality, the Moravian tale illustrates the ability of slavery and race to crush different ideals.
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