1rst Hypothesis Paper- Slavery

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Slavery and Christianity in the South Parker R Watson Sociology 140 February 16, 2007
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Watson 2 Parker R Watson Dan Dehanas Sociology 140 16 February 2007 Summary This paper analyzes the already suggested influence of Christianity during the slave era in America. Southern Protestantism influenced slave ownership and convictions on the subject; it supported and advocated the ownership of slaves. To test this hypothesis, I will make use of written documents such as diaries and journals. It would also behoove me to examine the relationship between church membership rosters and slave ownership in certain towns. Additionally, I will examine other secondary sources that address slavery coexisting with Christianity. As a result, I will suggest that the Christian faith was used to support and further slavery in the United States. Hypothesis Slavery is, perhaps, one of the largest mares on the history of the United States of America. It was and is an awful institution that was allowed, condoned, and practiced by a large portion of the citizens in this country. This paper claims that one of the most influential principles that slavery was based upon was Christianity. I expect to discover that the majority of slave-owning plantations were in possession of church-attending Christians. I also hypothesize that not only did Christians support slavery, they were more likely to own slaves than any other non-Christians in the southern parts of America. This seems more likely because without the foundation of
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Watson 3 slavery in Christianity, there is no rational that would validly support the implementation of slavery. The Bible , both in preach and in practice, can be used to support slavery. This would be cited in many speeches, diaries, and other sources from this time in history. Evidence should show that Christians have a greater probability of owning slaves in southern America; this type of stratification should be evident in the primary
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