A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, by James M. Woods

By James M. Woods

“In a masterful survey of analysis on Catholicism within the South, Woods has performed for that area what James Hennesey did for the Catholic Church within the usa in American Catholics.”—Gerald P. Fogarty, college of Virginia

 

“This is a publication we have now lengthy wanted. during the last 4 many years the heritage of the evangelical culture within the South has been found and masses written approximately, however the Catholic measurement of southern spiritual historical past has lagged in the back of within the historiography. ultimately here's a synthesis of virtually 3 centuries of the Catholic Church within the region.”—John B. Boles, Rice University

 

No Christian denomination has had an extended or extra diverse life within the American South than the Catholic Church. The Spanish missions tested in Florida and Texas promoted Catholicism. Catholicism was once the dominant faith one of the French who settled in Louisiana. sooner than the inflow of Irish immigrants within the 1840s, such a lot American Catholics lived south of the Mason-Dixon line. Anti-Catholic prejudice was once by no means as powerful within the South as within the North or Midwest and was once infrequent within the sector prior to the 20th century.
    James Woods’s sweeping heritage stretches from the 1st ecu cost of the continent throughout the finish of the Spanish-American struggle. The booklet is split into 3 exact sections: the colonial period, the early Republic throughout the annexation of Texas in 1845, and the stormy latter 1/2 the 19th century. Woods will pay specific awareness to church/state family, venture paintings and spiritual orders, the church and slavery, immigration to the South, and the adventure of Catholicism in a principally Protestant quarter. He additionally highlights the contributions and careers of convinced very important southern Catholics, either clerical and lay, and considers how the varied Catholic ethnic and racial teams have expressed their faith—and their citizenship—through the centuries.

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Augustine, while others fled into the The Spanish Catholic Mission to La Florida, 1513–1763 d 23 hinterlands and lived with the Indians. ”91 If Spain benefited from this policy, so did the former slaves, since it “offered them a refuge within which they could live free and maintain their families. . ”92 St. Augustine contained Spaniards, blacks, Indians, mestizos, and mulattoes. According to Robert Kapitzke, religion melded this diverse community together. 93 Such unity had began, however, to disintegrate after 1680.

He served as interim priest between 1741 and 1743 and became the pastor after Fr. Arturo departed. Both Acevedo and Solana were charged with drunkenness and sexual immorality. While St. Augustine was not the only place in Spanish America where such accusations abounded, they had never appeared before 1700. Governor Lucas Fernando de Palacio y Valenzuela had Solana imprisoned in 1758 over his role in a desertion incident with Spanish troops. The pastor was finally released and a full investigation launched.

Oglethorpe initially banned slavery, primarily to avoid the problem of runaway slaves. ”114 What really mattered to Oglethorpe was defense. He built Fort Frederica on St. Simon’s Island in 1736 and put two garrisons on Cumberland Island in 1736 and 1740. 115 Peace lasted briefly, yet local officials could do little to halt Spain and England’s drift to war by October The Spanish Catholic Mission to La Florida, 1513–1763 d 29 1739. This War of Jenkins Ear became, after 1744, the War of the Austrian Succession.

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