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John Marrant, a free black, talks much about how he turned to Christianity, as did thousands of other blacks (slaves and free blacks) during the Great Awakening. An ironic twist is that through the way slaves were punished and the reasons why were a great cause of conversion in many slaves. When a man is beating you saying "he has the devil in him and it must be whipped out," (Douglas; Finkenbine 45) you will tend to want to steer towards praising the white man's god to show that you don't have the devil in you...
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John Marrant, a free black, talks much about how he turned to Christianity, as did thousands of other blacks (slaves and free blacks) during the Great Awakening. An ironic twist is that through the way slaves were punished and the reasons why were a great cause of conversion in many slaves. When a man is beating you saying "he has the devil in him and it must be whipped out," (Douglas; Finkenbine 45) you will tend to want to steer towards praising the white man's god to show that you don't have the devil in you...
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