Preorder Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods by Greg Jarrell

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Our Trespasses uncovers how race, geography, policy, and religion have created haunted landscapes in Charlotte, North Carolina, and throughout the United States.

Abram and Annie North, both born enslaved, purchased a home in Charlotte's historically Black neighborhood of Brooklyn in the years following the Civil War. Today, the site of that home stands tucked beneath a corner of the First Baptist Church property on a site purchased under the favorable terms of Urban Renewal campaigns in the mid-1960s. How did FBC wind up in what used to be Brooklyn--a neighborhood that no longer exists? What happened to the Norths? What are the next steps in a history that has not yet reached its conclusion? Our Trespasses is an American story with implications far beyond Brooklyn, Charlotte, or even the South. By carefully tracing the entangled fortunes of First Baptist Church and the North family across multiple generations, Jarrell opens our eyes to uncomfortable truths with which we all must reckon.

 

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Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods By Greg Jarrell, Chanequa Walker-Barnes (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781506494920
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fortress Press - February 20th, 2024