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Author Swarns, Rachel L., author.

Title The 272 : the families who were enslaved and sold to build the American Catholic Church / Rachel L. Swarns.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2023]
1 hold on first copy returned of 4 copies
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  975.200496 SWA    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  975.200496 SWA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  975.200496 SWA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  975.200496 SWA    AVAILABLE
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Description xviii, 326 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary "Following one family through nearly two centuries of indentured servitude and enslavement, this powerful account illustrates how the Catholic Church relied on slave labor and slave sales to help finance its expansion, bringing to light the people whose forced labor helped to build the largest denomination in the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-313) and index.
Subject Slavery -- Maryland -- History.
African Americans -- Maryland -- History.
Georgetown University -- History.
Jesuits -- Maryland -- History.
Enslaved persons -- Maryland -- History.
Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church -- History.
Slavery and the church -- Maryland -- History.
Added Title Two hundred seventy-two
ISBN 9780399590863 hc.
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