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William Louis Poteat, "A thinker in the South": Religion, reform, and education in the Progressive-Era South
William Louis Poteat (1856-1938) was a prominent educator, Progressive reformer, and leader in the Baptist denomination in North Carolina. He was the son of a slaveholder and grew up on a large tobacco plantation in Caswell ...
The divine economy: Evangelicalism and the defense of slavery, 1830-1865
Evangelical moralism was the ideological foundation of the southern defense of slavery between 1830 and 1865. By 1830, evangelical culture had begun to attain a remarkable ascendancy in the South and the United States as ...
Hearts divided: The marriage and family of Elizabeth and William Wirt, 1802-1834
This joint biography of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) and William Wirt (1772-1834) tells the story of a middle-class couple in the upper South from 1802 to 1834. The Wirts were members of the emerging urban professional ...