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The Resource Faithful bodies : performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic, Heather Miyano Kopelson

Faithful bodies : performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic, Heather Miyano Kopelson

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Faithful bodies : performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic
Title
Faithful bodies
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performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic
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Heather Miyano Kopelson
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eng
Summary
"In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the categories of white, black, and Indian developed alongside religious boundaries between Christian and heathen and between Catholic and Protestant. Faithful Bodies focuses on three communities of Protestant dissent in the Atlantic World: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this puritan Atlantic, religion determined insider and outsider status: at times Africans and Natives could belong as long as they embraced the Protestant faith, while Irish Catholics and English Quakers remained suspect. Colonistsʼ interactions with indigenous peoples of the Americas and with West Central Africans shaped their understandings of human difference and its acceptable boundaries. Prayer, religious instruction, sexual behavior, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens. As slavery became law, transgressing people of color counted less and less as sinners in English puritansʼ eyes, even as some of them made Christianity an integral part of their communities. As Kopelson shows, this transformation proceeded unevenly but inexorably during the long seventeenth century." --
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Kopelson, Heather Miyano
Dewey number
305.800974
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F75.A1
LC item number
K67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American places
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  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Bermuda Islands
  • Great Britain
  • Puritans
  • Protestantism
  • Ethnicity
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Bermuda Islands
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Faithful bodies : performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic, Heather Miyano Kopelson
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First published in paperback in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-358) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Defining. "One Indian and a Negroe, the first thes Ilands ever had" -- "Joyne interchangeably in a laborious bodily service" -- "Ye are of one body and members one of another" -- Part II. Performing. "Extravasat blood" -- "Makinge a tumult in the congregation" -- "Those bloody people who did use most horrible crueltie" -- "To bee among the praying Indians" -- "In consideration for his raising her in the Christian faith" -- Part III. Disciplining. "Abominable mixture and spurious issue" -- "Sensured to be whipped uppon a Lecture daie" -- "If any white woman shall have a child by any Negroe or other slave"
Control code
ocn926743516
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 371 pages
Isbn
9781479860289
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)926743516
Label
Faithful bodies : performing religion and race in the Puritan Atlantic, Heather Miyano Kopelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in paperback in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Defining. "One Indian and a Negroe, the first thes Ilands ever had" -- "Joyne interchangeably in a laborious bodily service" -- "Ye are of one body and members one of another" -- Part II. Performing. "Extravasat blood" -- "Makinge a tumult in the congregation" -- "Those bloody people who did use most horrible crueltie" -- "To bee among the praying Indians" -- "In consideration for his raising her in the Christian faith" -- Part III. Disciplining. "Abominable mixture and spurious issue" -- "Sensured to be whipped uppon a Lecture daie" -- "If any white woman shall have a child by any Negroe or other slave"
Control code
ocn926743516
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 371 pages
Isbn
9781479860289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)926743516

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