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 considering intercourse, slavery, race, and faith in American tradition. Over the process a forty-year occupation on the college of California and the collage of Mississippi, he endured to jot down 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 iteration. The e-book visits historic locales from Puritan New England and French Louisiana to nineteenth-century ny and Mississippi, the entire approach to Harlem swing golf equipment and faculty campuses within the 20th century. within the procedure, authors take heed to the voices of abolitionists and white supremacists, preachers and politicos, white farm girls and black sorority sisters, slaves, and jazz musicians. every one essay represents an enormous contribution to the collection's higher issues and whilst illustrates the effect Jordan exerted at the scholarly lifetime of each one writer. jointly, those items show 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 United States. Susan Ditto, Oxford, Mississippi, is the affiliate editor of Mississippi girls: Their Histories, Their Lives.
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1 Ministers were entitled to converse with women about intimate matters in private spaces—the parlor, the sickbed room, the minister’s study. They were supposed to be above the ordinary temptations of life; but some succumbed to sin. The Onderdonk case, however, was sharply different from the several dozens of tales of ministerial misconduct retailed in the press. No actual sex crime—seduction, rape, attempted rape—was ever alleged. The behavior that the women complained of was universally regarded as inappropriate; there was no possible innocent interpretation for a man’s burrowing his hand into a woman’s neckline and fondling her naked breast.
Butler, mindful of the ordination ceremony just hours away, counseled silence. Under oath, Mr. Butler confirmed his wife’s story. He coldly avoided the bishop after his ordination. He divulged his painful story to other ministers only after hearing rumors of similar incidents. His wife broke her silence by confiding in her sister-in-law, a close female friend, and later her father, who did not believe her. The Butlers’ complaint constituted two counts: undue familiarities and improper inebriation.
Benjamin T. Onderdonk, 53, was born in New York City of an old Long Island Dutch family. Both he and his brother Henry attended Columbia University and became ordained ministers in the Protestant Episcopal Church. He married at 22, fathered seven children, and spent his whole career in New York City. Onderdonk was an ambitious leader, and in 1830, at the relatively young age of 39, he was consecrated Bishop of New York. 4 Both men were articulate and powerful proponents of the High Church party; both made enemies.
Affect and Power: Essays On Sex, Slavery, Race, and Religion by David J. Libby, Paul Spickard, Susan Ditto