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Christian Slavery Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

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ISBN-10: 081225001X

ISBN-13: 9780812250015

Edition: 2018

Authors: Katharine Gerbner

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Could slaves become Christian? If so, did their conversion lead to freedom? If not, then how could perpetual enslavement be justified? In Christian Slavery, Katharine Gerbner contends that religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world. Slave owners in the Caribbean and elsewhere established governments and legal codes based on an ideology of "Protestant Supremacy," which excluded the majority of enslaved men and women from Christian communities. For slaveholders, Christianity was a sign of freedom, and most believed that slaves should not be eligible for conversion. When Protestant missionaries arrived in the plantation colonies…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 4/2/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.34" wide x 9.33" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English