From the colonial period through the early nineteenth century, Father Thomas J. Murphy writes a compelling chronology and in depth analysis of Jesuit slaveholding in the state of Maryland.
"A definite treatment of its subject, Thomas Murphy's book is a fine example of history writ small…The book will stimulate new ways of seeing and thinking about the history of American journalism." -- Joseph P. McKerns, American Historical Review
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Property and Religious Liberty: The Emergence Jesuit Slaveholding 2. Real Poverty and Apparent Wealth on the Jesuit Farms 3. Doubt and Debate: Jesuit Questions About Slaveholding 4. Preaching Versus Practice: Jesuit Theory and Conduct of Slaveholding 5. Brother Joseph Mobberly and the Intellectual Antecents of Jesuit Anti -Abolitionism 6. To Serve the Slave or The Immigrant 7. The End of Maryland Jesuit Slaveholding, 1838 Epilogue: A Slaveholding Both Anglo-American and Catholic Bibliography