The Historical Context of Conversion
This chapter provides an outline of the factors that led to the conversion of enslaved Africans to Christianity. It opens by portraying the introduction of enslaved Africans to the colony of Georgia. The chapter continues an account of how rationales to simultaneously support both conversion and slavery as a benevolent institution were developed which formally initiated doctrines of racism and white supremacy which would become basic components of established institutions.
KeywordsWhite Supremacy African American Church Colonial Authority Established Institution Chattel Slavery
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