Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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DOWN, UP, AND OVER: SLAVE RELIGION AND BLACK THEOLOGY.
Christianity was not a slave religion in the sense that slaveholders and their sympathizers imposed the faith on the enslaved and thereby succeeded in stamping out their desires and concrete efforts for freedom.
in his survey of the historical archaeology of slave religion offer pieces substantial enough to serve as counterweights to the more traditional histories.
Most studies of slave religion stress missionary activity, institutional developments, and the shaping of a core of African-based and evangelical Protestant beliefs and practices, with virtually no attention to how the enslaved struggled theologically with their unique and unfortunate existential situation.