Jesuit Slaveholding in Maryland, 1717-1838: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Jesuit Slaveholding in Maryland, 1717-1838

1st Edition

By Thomas Murphy


284 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Thomas Murphy

About the Series

Studies in African American History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
RELIGION / History