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University, Court, and SlaveProslavery Academic Thought and Southern Jurisprudence, 1831–1861$
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Alfred L. Brophy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964239.001.0001

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Brown University’s President Confronts Slavery

Brown University’s President Confronts Slavery

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(p.131) 4 Brown University’s President Confronts Slavery
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University, Court, and Slave
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Alfred L. Brophy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964239.003.0005

Brown University’s president, Francis Wayland, debated slavery with another Baptist minister, Richard Fuller. The debate reveals the stark contrast between the antislavery and proslavery religious positions and shows that sometimes university faculty advanced antislavery positions. Wayland was also the author of a widely used moral philosophy treatise; as southern schools became more proslavery, many of them stopped using Wayland’s treatise.

Keywords:   Francis Wayland, Richard Fuller, proslavery religious thought, antislavery religious thought, Brown University, Baptist Church

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