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Thursday, 21 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE AMERICAN CHURCHES - THE BULWARKS OF AMERICAN SLAVERY :

The extent to which the Churches in America are involved in the guilt of supporting the slave system is known to but few in this country " So far from being even suspected by the great mass of the religious community here it would not be believed but on the most indisputable evidence. Evidence of this character it is proposed now to present - applying to the Methodist Episcopal Churches, the Baptist Churches, the Presbyterian Churches, and the Protestant Episcopal Churches. It is done with a single view to make the British Christian public acquainted with thee real state of the case - in order that it may in the most intelligent and effective manner exert the influence it  possesses with the American Churches to persuade them to purify themselves in the end wholly to destroy them.




































Ministers and Officer Bearers and Members of the Churches are slave holders, buying and selling slaves, not as the regular slave traders, but as there convenience or interest may from time to time require. As a general rule the itinerant preacher in the Methodist Church are not permitted  to hold slaves.But there are frequent exceptions to the rule especially of late. In the United States there about 2,487,113 slaves and 386,069 free people of color, of the slaves 80,000 are members of the Methodist Church, 80,000 of yhe Baptist, about 40,000 of the other churches, the slave owners sold slaves of the same churches to other slave owners of the same church.