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Title:Missionaries, enslavement and antislavery
Editor:Cinnamon, John M.ISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Social Sciences and Missions = Sciences sociales et missions (ISSN 1874-8937)
Volume:26
Issue:1
Pages:122
Language:English
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
Geographic terms:Africa
Central Africa
Gabon
Subjects:slavery
missions
Protestant churches
Catholic Church
Kongo polity
abolition of slavery
Link:http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/18748945/26/1
Abstract:The papers in this special issue were originally presented in a March 2010 symposium 'Religion, Enslavement and Anti-Slavery in Africa and the Americas' at Miami University (Ohio, USA). They examine intersections between missionaries and slavery in the Catholic and Protestant Atlantic, Counter-Reformation Kongo, antebellum Missouri and early colonial Gabon. Rather than treating missionary writings merely as rich sources of political, social, and cultural history, the goal is to portray missionaries themselves as participant observers who pursued, combatted, or pointedly ignored slavery - in relation to Christian morality, salvation, or exclusion; political conflict; commercial capitalism and colonialism; and the run-up to the US Civil War. African agency also emerges in these articles, particularly among Kongolese and Gabonese political and commercial elites, but also among the enslaved, who always operated in conditions of varying inequality, oppression and violence. Contributions that (partly) concern Africa: The missionary impulse in the Atlantic world, 1500-1800: or how Protestants learned to be missionaries (Carla Gardina Pestana); The kingdom of Kongo and the Counter Reformation (John K. Thornton); American Presbyterian missionaries, enslavement, and anti-slavery in nineteenth-century Gabon (John M. Cinnamon). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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