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Baptists and the Identity of Persecution

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The folklore of martyrdom, rooted in an apocalyptic reading of history, deeply informed Baptist identity in England and New England. Baptists saw themselves as continuing a line of persecuted saints ... More


The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina

John Andrew Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869550
eISBN:
9781469602868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869567_jackson
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, escaped slave John Andrew Jackson seeks to educate his readers on the horrors of slavery. He spares no details in relating the murder of his sister, the separation of his family, and ... More


Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave: Written by Himself

William Wells Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869598
eISBN:
9781469602882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869604_brown
Subject:
History, African-American History

By 1849, this book was in its fourth edition, having sold over 8,000 copies in less than eighteen months and making it one of the fastest-selling antislavery tracts of its time. The book's popularity ... More


Missouri’s Little Dixie, 1899–1921: “They flog a negro up there every week”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Focusing on the Little Dixie region of Missouri from 1899 to 1921, this chapter examines the practice of whipping by whites as a means of controlling the black population, a practice with roots in ... More


A Yearning for Freedom

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter illustrates how bondpersons constituted valuable property that most owners intended to preserve and exploit. In that endeavor, many, if not most, individuals who possessed human property ... More


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