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This chapter first documents the surge in Christian conversion among freedpeople amid their continued adherence to the African spiritual practice of obeah, and then explores the prevalence of nonmonogamous informal partnerships over Christian wedlock—both of which complicate any assumptions about freedpeople’s complete Christianization. Drawing on hitherto unstudied archival records of Moravian Church disciplinary proceedings against what they deemed adulterous relations, the chapter argues that emancipation as a gendered project intensified the inequities of slavery to which black women were especially subject. These proceedings reveal the regularity of surveillance and violence aimed at freedwomen’s bodies and their sexuality, as it was...

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