Labor Day, 2019

Religion and slavery. A historic perspective….

Bill and Ellen Thomas from Hondo, Texas smile for the camera as they pose next to a carriage 70 years after they were freed from slavery.

For many decades, scholars have debated the importance of religion in helping slaves cope with the horrible experience of slavery in the antebellum South. However, the way they treated the subject differs and the conclusions they reached are varied…

Source: Slavery and Religion in the Antebellum South

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