Bible Politics: Denial, Division, & Exclusion in the 19th Century Religious Publishing Industry
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Citation of Original PublicationFaust, Aiden. "Bible Politics: Denial, Division, & Exclusion in the 19th Century Religious Publishing Industry.” In Ashé to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery, edited by Leslie King- Hammond, 13-18. New York: Museum of Biblical Art, 2013.
SubjectsReligious publishing industry, African American history, American Bible Society, American Tract Society
My essay considers the question, “When did people of African descent in the New World begin to own personal copies of the Christian Bible?” This question focuses on the widespread distribution of Bibles by Evangelical Christians throughout the nineteenth century and considers the politics of African American access to information. The essay appears in the exhibition catalog for "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery,” which was exhibited at the Museum of Biblical Art, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens 2013-2014.