Race, Murder, Christian Forgiveness, and Revolutionary Change in Charleston, South Carolina: A Seminal Moment in American History (paper $19.95 net)

Author: Gillespie, J.David
Year:2016
Pages:136
ISBN:1-4955-0392-5
978-1-4955-0392-4
Price:19.95

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This book describes an important moment in America’s struggle to create a new kind of society. History tells us that battle started with the American Revolution in 1775, however, Dr. Gillespie’s book describes this continuing American battle for this new interracial community as described in the events and aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine persons at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.

Reviews

“There are many in a new generation of South Carolinians and of Southerners in general who say by word or deed that they know the time has come to lay aside those particular values inherited from the past that are hateful or have lost their usefulness… Hate cannot be allowed to prevail. Love must surpass it.”
-The Author,
J. David Gillespie

Table of Contents

Foreword/Author’s Preface/ Acknowledgements
CHAPTER 1: MASS MURDER AT EMANUEL AME
Roof’s Immediate Victims at Emanuel Church
The Killer and His Crimes
Stronger Than Evil
Charleston Strong
Charleston Ironies and Ghosts
CHAPTER 2: THE SOUTHERN SENSE OF HISTORY
The Confederacy, Furled and Unfurled
Policy Quests Following Societal Tragedies
South Carolina Takes Down the Flag
Heritage, Hate, and Appropriation
CHAPTER 3: ALL THINGS SOUTHERN
Myths, Facts, and Stereotypes
Race and Ethnicity in the South
Gifts From the Region and Its People
Southern Politics in Region and Nation
Religion in the South
CHAPTER 4: REIMAGINING SOUTH CAROLINA
Federal Hate Crimes Charges Against Roof
On Reimagining
Grace in a Holy City” Built by Slaves
What Happens Now?
APPENDIX