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A power for good in the church: women’s organizations within the black Baptist church in Texas, 1880-1895.

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dc.contributor.advisor Kellison, Kimberly R.
dc.contributor.author Pickens, E. Ann.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of History. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5166
dc.description.abstract Black Baptist churches across the United States found themselves facing an unique opportunity at the end of the Civil War. One of the most frequent topics to be discussed was what role women should play, not only in the local churches but also in the regional Baptist associations. This thesis traces the question of women’s roles in the church from the debates and presentations in the early black Texas associations to the development a few years later of official women’s organization within the black Baptist churches. The thesis provides insight into why the women’s organizations developed within this small time frame formed a close relationship with missions organizations. Associational minutes as well as speeches are used to show the diversity of opinions present in the Texas churches at the close of the nineteenth century. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Baptist women --- Texas -- History -- 19th century. en
dc.subject Baptist women --- Texas -- Societies and clubs. en
dc.subject African American Baptists --- Texas -- History -- 19th century. en
dc.subject African American women --- Texas -- History -- 19th century. en
dc.subject Women in church work -- Baptists. en
dc.subject Baptist associations --- Texas -- History -- 19th century. en
dc.title A power for good in the church: women’s organizations within the black Baptist church in Texas, 1880-1895. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department History. en


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