The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.

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"Slavery is According to Reason": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GAMMS24B1F2P26-33.pdf

Br. Joseph Mobberly offers a biblical justification of slavery and denies men are born free in the eyes of God. Continued in GSA144.

"Slavery is Good, is Necessary": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GAMMS24B1F2P33-36.pdf

In this section from his Treatise on Slavery, Br. Joseph Mobberly defends slavery as a lawful, reasonable, and necessary institution. This is a…

"Cham's Descendants": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GAMMS24B1F2P87-89.pdf

In this section from Br. Joseph Mobberly's Treatise on Slavery he identifies slaves in Maryland as Cham's descendants and cannibals who feast on…