Religion and American Slavery

Lesson I. Religion’s Impact on Shaping American Colonial Slavery


Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Gerbner, Katharine. Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Goetz, Rebecca Anne. The Baptism of Early Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery: 1619-1877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

Waldman, Steven. Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America. New York: Random House, 2008.

Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.


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