A Review of ‘The Problem of Slavery in Christian America’, Part 3: McDurmon’s Use of Sources

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: McDurmon’s Rejection of Christendom and Embrace of Egalitarianism

To this point my review of Joel McDurmon’s new book on slavery has avoided the particular allegations that McDurmon makes against American slave owners. My critique has been restricted to what McDurmon says about slavery in general and his egalitarian sentiments, both of which have little to do with the Bible. The reason I wanted to address these first is because much of McDurmon’s book is about alleged atrocities committed by white Christians against blacks throughout American history. One could theoretically agree with all of McDurmon’s accusations against whites and still disagree with him on fundamental issues of equality and the justice of slavery in general. We could just as easily conclude that if whites are as evil and rapacious as McDurmon makes them out to be, then the solution is to repatriate blacks back to Africa with substantial compensation for the abuse that they have suffered so that they will be safely beyond the reach of hostile whites. McDurmon’s accusations don’t necessitate that anyone reject ethnonationalism or Kinism.

McDurmon’s accusations are indeed severe – so severe, in fact, that it would seem to lend credence to …

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