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
  • History
  • 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… 
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