Albert Raboteau

Henry Putnam Professor of Religion, Emeritus
Department of Religion
134 1879 Hall
Albert Raboteau

Professor Albert Raboteau is one of the nation's foremost scholars of African American religious history. His research and teaching have focused specifically on American Catholic history and African American religious movements. During his tenure at Princeton, Professor Raboteau served as dean of the Graduate School (1992-1993). His books include Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South, A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History, and Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans, and the recently published American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice.  


AAS 325 / ENG 393
African American Autobiography: Spiritual Dimensions

Autobiography has long played a pivotal role in the development of African American literary, cultural and intellectual history. This course will survey major fictional and non-fictional texts in the evolution of African American autobiography. We will read these texts both as representative of literary and cultural trends in the history of the genre, and for their individual significance.