Something I found interesting in the reading of Raboteau was the relationship between slave owners and their slaves in the religious aspect. Christianity was forced onto slaves and was used as an excuse by their owners to overwork them. I have always known that slavery was a very harsh and horrible thing, but when I read things like they thought slaved deserved to be overworked because they were accused of being pagans, it makes me upset. The fact that slave owners were so power hungry that they even controlled what the slaves faith was is appalling to me, but at the same time it is not.

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