Deadly virtue : Fort Caroline and the early Protestant roots of American whiteness
Protestantism Religion and science White people Indians French Calvinists France
University Press of Florida 2020EISBN 0813058392
Deadly Virtue argues that the history of the French Calvinist attempt to colonize Florida in the 1560s is key to understanding the roots of American whiteness in sixteenth-century colonialism, science, and Protestantism. The book places the history of Fort Caroline, Florida, into the context of Protestant colonialism and understandings of the body, emotion, and identity held in common by travelers throughout the early Atlantic world.