9 Devastating Actions White Slave Masters Took to Convert Black People to Christianity

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CHRISTIAN SLAVES BIBLEMissionary Work in West Indies

Missionaries — from the Moravians, the Baptists and the Methodists — all engaged in the process of Christianization in the West Indies, according to an article by Jeffrey K. Padgett titled The Christianization of Slaves in the West Indies. By the middle of the 18th century, Moravian chapels and mission houses were in populated areas of many of the British-controlled islands. Missionaries argued to planters that the enslaved needed religion and that planters also would benefit from the conversion.

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