Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean : Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit.
Block examines the entangled histories of Spain and England in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century, focusing on colonialism's two main goals: the search for profit and the call to Christian dominance. Using the stories of ordinary people, she shows how engaging with the powerful rhetor...
University of Georgia Press,
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- List of Figures
- PART I: Isabel: "If Her Soul Was Condemned, It Would Be the Authorities' Fault"
- 1 Contesting the Boundaries of Anti-Christian Cruelty in Cartagena de Indias
- 2 Imperial Intercession and Master-Slave Relations in Spanish Caribbean Hinterlands
- 3 Law, Religion, Social Contract, and Slavery's Daily Negotiations
- PART II: Nicolas: "To Live and Die as a Catholic Christian"
- 4 Northern European Protestants in the Spanish Caribbean
- 5 Empire, Bureaucracy, and Escaping the Spanish Inquisition
- 6 Conversion, Coercion, and Tolerance in Old and New Worlds
- PART III: Henry: "Such as will truck for Trade with darksome things"
- 7 Cromwellian Political Economy and the Pursuit of New World Promise
- 8 The Politics of Economic Exclusion: Plunder, Masculinity, and "Piety"
- 9 Anxieties of Interracial Alliances, Black Resistance, and the Specter of Slavery
- PART IV: Nell, Yaff, and Lewis: "He hath made all Nations of one Blood"
- 10 Quakers, Slavery, and the Challenges of Universalism
- 11 Evangelization and Insubordination: Authority and Stability in Quaker Plantations
- 12 Inclusion, the Protestant Ethic, and the Silences of Atlantic Capitalism
- CONCLUSION: Cynicism and Redemption
- 13 Religion, Empire, and the Atlantic Economy at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century