Religion and American Slavery

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

Step 5. Class Discussion


Answer these questions on your own paper to prepare for class discussion. 

  1. What were some of the societal norms in colonial America that made slavery possible? 
  2. How did American planters use religion to justify their enslavement of Africans? 
  3. How did these factors make it possible to treat enslaved Africans as “other” in society? 
  4. What happens when a group is treated as “other” in society? 
Lesson I. Step 5 of 5


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