Slavery and the Catholic Church in the United States: Historical Studies

Slavery and the Catholic Church in the United States

Edited by David J. Endres. A collection of nine essays divided into three sections: enslaved persons and slaveholders, debating abolition and emancipation, and historians and historiography. The studies, many of which are informed by recent archival discoveries, offer a model for historians seeking to understand the relationship between slavery and the Church, not only topically but in terms of methods, contexts, and resources, contributing to a broader appreciation of religion’s role in race-based slavery. Each chapter also offers a ray of hope, suggesting how we might acknowledge and respond to this difficult history. Read more.