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...

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Main Author: Block, Kristen.
Format: eBook
Published: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2012.
Series:Early American Places Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Notes
  • Index
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