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Body Work: Slavery and the Pauline Churches

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the urban settings of Paul's ministry, slaves he encountered were likely to be engaged in a variety of occupations, from production of commodities to bookkeeping to domestic service. Because ... More


Moral Bodies: Ecclesiastical Development and Slaveholding Culture

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Shaped by the slaveholding culture of the Roman Empire, early Christian ethics reflected the moral perspectives of ancient slaveholders, a slaveholder morality. The Christian body matured in a ... More


Chapter VI.

John Andrew Jackson

in The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869550
eISBN:
9781469602868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807869550.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This last chapter looks at the character of a slaveholder and the life of a slave. A slaveholder aims to work his slave so hard that they are unable to rise at night in insurrection or trade at ... More


More God Than We Want

William H. Willimon

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes Yale as a child of the modern world. Although Calvinist Jonathan Edwards helped get Yale started, slaveholder Thomas Jefferson really built it, as far as the curriculum is ... More


The Failure of the Slaveholders’ Republic, 1842–1845

Andrew J. Torget

in Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624242
eISBN:
9781469624266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624242.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the dire circumstances surrounding the Texas Republic in the 1840s. Politically isolated for its devotion to slavery, and persistently poor because of the ongoing slump in ... More


The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Diane Jeske

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Jefferson and Edward Coles were men of similar background, but the former remained a slaveholder while the latter emancipated his slaves. Examining the ways in which people such as Jefferson, ... More


Security and Securitization: The Bonded Warehouse

Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

One type of warehouse was the direct precedent for the foreign-trade zone in the United States: the bonded warehouse, the subject of this chapter. Congress authorized the spatial form of the bonded ... More


Voices from the Margins the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society 1833–1840

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

in A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125917
eISBN:
9780300145069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125917.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the different aspects of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (PFASS) from 1833 to 1840. In 1840 Sarah Mapps Douglass, a well-respected African American teacher in ... More


Jefferson Davis and the Coming of War

Emory M. Thomas

in The Dogs of War: 1861

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174700
eISBN:
9780190254612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174700.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses issues concerning the Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis and his role in the American Civil War. It highlights his checkered career at West Point, where he ... More


Just the Bad and the Ugly

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Case studies of bad people who committed highly immoral actions provide a way of examining our own errors in moral deliberation. Albert Speer, Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, ... More


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