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“Ye are of one Body and members one of another”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tension between equality and hierarchy of performing bodies in an overlapping context: English puritan iterations of the community body evoked in Roger Williams's statement ... More


Introduction

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores the intersections of race, gender, religion, and the body in the puritan Atlantic during the seventeenth century. Focusing on three English colonies in the Atlantic world—Bermuda, ... More


“Those bloody people who did use most horrible crueltie”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how rituals which embodied the existence of Irish Catholics were able to influence racially based notions of religious difference in Bermuda. It begins by considering the ... More


“Makinge a tumult in the congregation”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how the rituals performed by English Quakers interrupted racial and religious boundaries as well as social modesty norms in Bermuda. It considers the dispute between Quakers and ... More


“To bee among the praying indians”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the multiple and often conflicting ways that tribes and individual Natives embodied what it meant “to bee among the praying Indians,” along with their implications for race and ... More


Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Heather Miyano Kopelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


Epilogue

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This epilogue discusses the role of English colonists in the establishment of permanent human habitation in New England and Bermuda during the seventeenth century. It considers how understandings of ... More


“Extravasat Blood”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the textual and corporeal performances of Adam Saffin, an African slave, and how he acted the part of a well-connected person wrongfully enslaved as well as that of a bellicose ... More


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