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Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery

 Collection
Identifier: W-0032

Scope and Contents

This commonplace book includes handwritten entries addressing a number of religious topics, including church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery. Notable entries include "Thoughts on Slavery," "Strength of Character," and "Man's Responsibility to God." Although this manuscript is undated, included quotations suggest that the book was compiled in the 1840s and 1850s. The owner and compiler is unknown.

Dates

  • between 1840 and 1851

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Commonplace book with entries addressing a number of topics, including church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General

Title on phase box spine: M.S.S. on Christianity & Slavery

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery
Status
Completed
Date
October 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500