The Resource The baptism of early Virginia : how Christianity created race, Rebecca Anne Goetz

The baptism of early Virginia : how Christianity created race, Rebecca Anne Goetz

Label
The baptism of early Virginia : how Christianity created race
Title
The baptism of early Virginia
Title remainder
how Christianity created race
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Anne Goetz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Baptism of Early Virginia, Rebecca Anne Goetz examines the construction of race through the religious beliefs and practices of English Virginians. She finds the seventeenth century a critical time in the development and articulation of racial ideologies - ultimately in the idea of "hereditary heathenism," the notion that Africans and Indians were incapable of genuine Christian conversion. In Virginia in particular, English settlers initially believed that native people would quickly become Christian and would form a vibrant partnership with English people. After vicious Anglo-Indian violence dashed those hopes, English Virginians used Christian rituals like marriage and baptism to exclude first Indians and then Africans from the privileges enjoyed by English Christians - including freedom. Resistance to hereditary heathenism was not uncommon, however. Enslaved people and many Anglican ministers fought against planters' racial ideologies, setting the stage for Christian abolitionism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using court records, letters, and pamphlets, Goetz suggests new ways of approaching and understanding the deeply entwined relationship between Christianity and race in early America. -- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
Dewey number
277.55/07089
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BT734.2
LC item number
.G64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early America : history, context, culture
Label
The baptism of early Virginia : how Christianity created race, Rebecca Anne Goetz
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Christians and Heathens in Virginia -- English Christians among the Blackest Nations -- The Rise and the Fall of the Anglo-Indian Christian Commonwealth -- Faith in the Blood -- Baptism and the Birth of Race -- Becoming Christian, Becoming White -- The Children of Israel -- Epilogue: Christian Abolitionism and Proslavery Christianity
Control code
ocn859672921
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421408743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37428111
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859672921
  • pebcs1421408740

Library Locations

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