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Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 22, Issue 2–3, pp 255–266 | Cite as

Slavery: an Excerpt from “The God of the Bible Was an Important Outlet to African Americans During Slavery and Segregation: Freedom Itself Was Important to Americans Because Slavery and Life Are in Contrast”

  • Nishaun Smith
COMMENTARY

Abstract

This paper is an excerpt, a chapter, of a much longer work called, “The God of the Bible was an important outlet to African Americans during slavery and segregation: Freedom itself was important to Americans because slavery and life are in contrast.” In this section, I attempt to define slavery and some of the cultural impacts of the Bible’s definition. I also reference the experience of slaves with respect to Christianity’s theological opinions pertaining to American and world slavery. This is done through an analysis of the Bible and researchers who have commented on the subjects involved with servitude. The earliest essayist I reference is Cugoano; he published his ideas in 1787. This is done to show the evolution of the myth of the Bible’s definition of slavery. In this paper, I counter false interpretations of Biblical slavery and servitude. The term “STF” is used to represent the Star Trek Fan, referencing cultural atheism promoted by sources of propaganda from popular media. I attempt to redirect the conversation from cultural myths to historical arguments.

Keywords

Philosophy Christianity African-American History Bible 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Capital Community CollegeHartfordUSA

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