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Between 1500 and the 1860s, Europeans and Americans forcibly removed approximately 12 million African people from the African continent, transported them to the Americas, and enslaved them.
Why did Europeans and Americans enslave Africans? How did they justify their actions?
Katherine Gerbner, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and author of Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World, leads us on an exploration of ways Christianity influenced early ideas about slavery and its practice.
Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/206
- Episode 047: Emily Conroy-Krutz, Christian Imperialism
- Episode 064: Brett Rusthforth, Native American slavery in New France
- Episode 135: Julie Holcomb, Moral Commerce
- Episode 139: Andrés Reséndez, Indian Enslavement in the Americas
- Episode 170: Wendy Warren, Slavery in Early New England
- Episode 173: Marisa Fuentes, Colonial Port Cities and Slavery
- Episode 178: Karoline Cook, Muslims & Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America
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