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dc.contributor.authorSmith, T. Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T15:34:24Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T15:34:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73299
dc.description.abstractSeventeenth-century Barbados drew on centuries of Christian tradition to help develop its reliance on plantation slavery and servitude. The majority of its indentured servants were “cordially loathed” Irish Roman Catholics, but, in the early 1640s they were surpassed by enslaved Africans. To a large degree, the English based their rationale of slavery on Protestant tradition which drew from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scriptural interpretation suggesting that enslavement were possible if the enslaved were infidels. Officials in the English metropole and Barbados created legal distinctions grounded in Christian tradition that maintained African enslavement was biblically sanctioned and, therefore, legitimate. Barbadian colonists prevented Africans from joining the church to protect slavery and plantation industry, and they strongly resisted those who baptized, catechized, or proselytized Africans. Protestant Christian tradition was inextricably linked to the seventeenth-century development of plantation slavery and servitude in the English Caribbean.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectSlaveryen_US
dc.subjectProtestantismen_US
dc.subjectCatholicismen_US
dc.subjectindentured servitudeen_US
dc.subjectEnglish Caribbeanen_US
dc.subjectBritish Caribbeanen_US
dc.subjectBarbadosen_US
dc.subjectCurse of Hamen_US
dc.subjectRichard Ligonen_US
dc.subjectseventeenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectsixteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectraceen_US
dc.titleProtestantism in the Origins of Seventeenth-Century Barbadian Servitude and Slaveryen_US
dc.date.defence2017-08-11
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorJustin Robertsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerJerry Bannisteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerKarly Kehoeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorJustin Robertsen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsYesen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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