"This is a fascinating and important new perspective on the body of Christ in early America. With meticulous research and illuminating insight, Kopelson reveals the chain of associations that bound religious communities and colonial societies to an emerging Protestant ethos committed to defining and disciplining corporeal life. Finally, we have a satisfying account of the Puritan attitude to race and sex."-Vincent Brown,Charles Warren Professor of History, Harvard University
"Offers a new way to understand religion, politics, and identity in the English Atlantic World. . . . This is an ambitious undertaking, and Kopelson has done it justice. Faithful Bodies
really does it all, with a provocative argument, careful archival research, creative historiographical connections, and evocative, accessible writing."-Ann M. Little,Colorado State University
About the Author
Heather Miyano Kopelson
is Assistant Professor of History and Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.