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George F. Bragg (George Freeman), 1863-1940
History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church
Baltimore, Md.: Church Advocate Press, 1922.

Summary

In History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church, George F. Bragg offers up a richly detailed history of African American involvement in the Episcopal Church. His story reaches as far back as the Goose Creek parish in 1695 South Carolina, and also discusses early communities in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia.

Bragg's History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church reports on the origin of the Free African Society as well as ecumenical church workers in the North. Bragg gives details on nine separate churches, drawing on church records and reports, and excerpts of letters. He also includes lists of clergy, drawing attention to individuals important to the development of the church. Issues highlighted are the Foreign Missionary Society, mission schools, and the antebellum conditions of the church. Readers interested in Episcopal church history and African American history will find History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church an invaluable resource.

Nora Rubel

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