Church and Slave in Perry County, Missouri, 1818-1865

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An extensive look at how the Catholic Church influenced slavery in Perry County. It discusses patterns of slaveholding, Catholic Masters and their church, religious life of Catholic slaves, living conditions, resistance, freedom, and the slaves of Saint Mary's.


.. . the authors thoroughly examined archival sources and court records, and gathered detailed information and statistics concerning church life and slavery in Perry County." - Theology Digest

". . . an in-depth analysis of an interesting area in a border state. . . . facts brought out in this study [that] make a distinct contribution to our understanding of slavery as it really was. . . . flows with ease and is especially rewarding." - The Catholic Historical Review

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