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Baptism of Early Virginia How Christianity Created Race

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ISBN-10: 1421419815

ISBN-13: 9781421419817

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rebecca Anne Goetz

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English