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By Jennifer Oast

the conventional photograph of slavery starts with a grasp and a slave. despite the fact that, now not all slaves had conventional masters; a few have been owned in its place via associations, reminiscent of church congregations, faculties, faculties, and companies. this custom was once pervasive in early Virginia; its academic, non secular, and philanthropic associations have been actually outfitted at the backs of slaves. Virginia's first business economic climate used to be additionally built with the expert hard work of African American slaves. This e-book makes a speciality of institutional slavery in Virginia because it used to be practiced by way of the Anglican and Presbyterian church buildings, unfastened faculties, and 4 universities: the varsity of William and Mary, Hampden-Sydney university, the collage of Virginia, and Hollins collage. It additionally examines using slave exertions by means of companies and the Commonwealth of Virginia in commercial endeavors. this isn't simply an account of the way associations used slavery to extra their missions, but additionally of the slaves who belonged to institutions.

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