Charleston's Bishop John England and American Slavery

  title={Charleston's Bishop John England and American Slavery},
  author={Joseph Kelly},
  journal={New Hibernia Review},
  pages={48 - 56}
  • Joseph Kelly
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Sociology
  • New Hibernia Review
we can trace the corporate life of a community—and its ideology—through the biographies of its eminent men and women.1 In the history of the American South, biography can help us explain why slavery—once considered an evil to be tolerated—came to be defended as a postive good.2 The life the first Roman Catholic bishop of Charleston, John England, and especially his failures in the summer of , helps explain this ideological reversal. Born in Cork City, John England (–) was the oldest… 
4 Citations
Catholics and Southern Honor: Rev. Patrick Lynch's Paper War with Rev. James Henley Thornwell
The author examines the ability of Catholics in the American South to utilize the language of honor, a major facet of Southern political culture. The 1843 newspaper clash on the Apocrypha between
Blood, honor, reform, and God: anti-dueling associations and moral reform in the Old South
ABSTRACT Scholars have written extensively on dueling and honor in the antebellum period, but most have neglected or dismissed the work of anti-dueling associations. Anti-dueling activists staked a


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
The author explores the international impact and social significance of antislavery thought in a critical era of political and industrial revolution. He examines the implications and historical
Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South Carolina, 1670-1837
Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South Carolina, 1670-1837. By Jeffrey Robert Young. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 336. $49.95.) Domesticating
The Protestant crusade, 1800-1860