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dc.contributor.authorRohrer, Katherine Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:34:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:34:31Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifier.otherrohrer_katherine_e_200705_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rohrer_katherine_e_200705_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23973
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationships among antebellum southern slaveholding women, their bondmen, and religion—considering that experience both in reality and in memory. It considers these relationships across the South in settings of various sizes and economic complexities. In particular, it describes the plantation mistress role as religious educator and the frustrations related to it as well as the slaves’ receptions to, and opinions of, these efforts. This thesis argues three broad points: 1) antebellum slaveholding women felt morally and socially obligated to evangelize their slaves despite many difficulties, 2) antebellum bondmen generally identified negative relationships with mistresses with regard to religious instruction, and 3) both ex-slaveholding women and ex-bondmen remembered their shared religious experiences more positively than they described them in their antebellum sources. Findings are based upon: mistress diaries, nineteenth-century slave narratives, post-bellum mistress memoirs, and the Works Progress Administration slave narratives.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectplantation mistress
dc.subjectslave
dc.subjectreligious instruction
dc.subjectBible
dc.subjectslavery
dc.subjectSouth
dc.titleBlack, white, and sunday school
dc.title.alternativethe relationship among religion, the plantation mistress, and the slave in reality and in memory
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorDiane Batts Morrow
dc.description.committeeDiane Batts Morrow
dc.description.committeeDavid D. Roberts
dc.description.committeeJohn C. Inscoe


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