A Mighty Baptism: Race, Gender, and the Creation of American Protestantism (Book Title)


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A Mighty Baptism is the first book to address the intersecting roles of race and gender in shaping the Protestant tradition in the United States. Ranging from the 1790s to the 1920s, these interdisciplinary essays cover the entire terrain of American Protestantism, from mainstream denominations to sectarian offshoots to the spiritual borderlands of magic and the occult. (Cornell University PRess, 1996)


Lisa MacFarlane

Lisa MacFarlane is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Hampshire, and a professor of English. Her research interests include American studies, mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century culture, and photography. Her books include Trading Gazes: Anglo-American Women Photographers and Native North Americans (Rutgers University Press); "This World is Not Conclusion:" Faith in Nineteenth-Century New England Fiction (University Press of New England) and A Mighty Baptism: Race, Gender, and the Creation of American Protestantism (Cornell University Press). She teaches a wide range of classes on American literature, history, and culture: on children’s literature, modernism, world’s fairs, the history of photography, and on American culture internationally. She has held the Walt Whitman Chair at Utrecht University, has won teaching awards, and served as president of the New England American Studies Association, which established the Lisa MacFarlane Award for the best paper by an undergraduate student in her honor.

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