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Published: 14 September 2017

330 Pages | 15 halftones


ISBN: 9780190683016

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Mastering Christianity

Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Travis Glasson

  • First new full-length study of the efforts to convert enslaved people made by Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the most important 18th century British missionary organization, published in more than sixty years
  • Examines the SPG's developing position on slavery, and how its increasingly pro-slavery position affected wider debates about slavery and abolition in Britain, colonial America, and the wider Atlantic world
  • Adopts an explicitly Atlantic perspective, analyzing the SPG's relationship to slavery in Britain, colonial America, the Caribbean, and West Africa