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By David J. Libby, Paul Spickard, Susan Ditto

In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan released his groundbreaking paintings White Over Black: American Attitudes towards the Negro, 1550-1812 and unfolded new avenues for brooding about intercourse, slavery, race, and faith in American tradition. Over the process a forty-year profession on the collage of California and the collage of Mississippi, he persevered to put in writing approximately those concerns and to coach others to imagine in new methods approximately interactions of race, gender, religion, and tool. Written through former scholars of Jordan, those essays are a tribute to the profession of 1 of America's nice thinkers and maybe the main influential American historian of his new release. The publication visits historic locales from Puritan New England and French Louisiana to nineteenth-century big apple and Mississippi, all of the technique to Harlem swing golf equipment and school campuses within the 20th century. within the method, authors hearken to the voices of abolitionists and white supremacists, preachers and politicos, white farm girls and black sorority sisters, slaves, and jazz musicians. each one essay represents a tremendous contribution to the collection's higher topics and while illustrates the influence Jordan exerted at the scholarly lifetime of each one writer. jointly, those items display the attentiveness to aspect and sensitivity to assets which are hallmarks of Jordan's personal paintings. David J. Libby, San Antonio, Texas, is the writer of Slavery and Frontier Mississippi: 1720-1835 (University Press of Mississippi). Paul Spickard, Santa Barbara, California, is the co-editor of Racial pondering within the usa: Uncompleted Independence and the writer of combined Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic identification in Twentieth-Century the US. Susan Ditto, Oxford, Mississippi, is the affiliate editor of Mississippi girls: Their Histories, Their Lives.

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To his supporters, Onderdonk was a man wrongfully accused by enemies within his church who really opposed his theological politics. To his antagonists, the bishop was a powerful man who abused his position to prey on women within his circle. The Onderdonk controversy has all the hallmarks of what today would be called a case of sexual harassment. But lacking a concept of sexual harassment to frame the issues, commentators on both sides of the case remained perplexed and at odds about how to interpret Onderdonk’s intimate touches.

Even among those staid denominations, the renewal of religious fervor and the necessity to compete with charismatic clerics inevitably led to a greater cultivation of ministerial showmanship. Some men might ease into the presumption that their spiritual magnetism, displayed so dramatically in the pulpit, betokened sexual magnetism as well. Whatever the causes, antebellum religious leaders were coming to realize that sexual temptation posed an important occupational hazard for clergymen. No other male occupation offered such easy proximity to women.

Instead of the higher, nobler sentiments being first aroused, and leading on the lower passions captive to their will, the latter seemed to be lords over the former. Well I am convinced that men in general, the vast majority, believe most seriously that women were made to gratify their animal appetites, expressly to minister to their pleasure. . ” The couple’s control extended beyond courtship. A few years after their marriage, James G. Birney visited them, remarking to his 14 Ronald G. ”25 The Welds, their passions correctly ordered, settled into a long and gently loving life together.

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