Cross And The Lynching Tree Essay

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The cross and the lynching tree Introduction Slavery is an economic, legal system where humans are sold and treated as property. The history of slavery spans nearly almost from every culture, religion and nationality from ancient to present days. Slavery in the United States is identified as one of the darkest periods of the human kind where people from African continent were sold to the white settlers in the United States. Based on research it was evident that the white Christianity supported the establishment of the continuation of slavery in America. This paper is a study of the history on how the white Christiana helped and also offered support to the American slavery. The paper will discuss how the black community was oppressed the…show more content…
However, their faith in religion was diminishing since they were taught that God is love and he loved all his children. Then why were the blacks ever humiliated. The black thinkers and secular or religious were influenced by white people who segregated, enslaved and lynched them. The religious leaders did not offer any help the blacks. Bibliography Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. Cone, James H. 2011. The cross and the lynching tree. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Fuller, Richard, Francis Wayland, Nathan A. Finn, and Keith Harper. 2008. Domestic slavery considered as a scriptural institution. Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press. Holifield, E. Brooks. 2003. Theology in America: Christian thought from the age of the Puritans to the Civil War. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Noll, Mark A. 2008. God and race in American politics: a short history. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Prudhomme, Joseph Gilbert. 2011. Faith and politics in America from Jamestown to the Civil War. New York: Peter Lang.

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