In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15, we've gathered some of our favorite wedding traditions from Latin America.
American dating rituals before the 1900s After the Puritans set their sails, and landed in America, they established vigorous religious principles.
Instead, it was a "competitive game," a way for girls and boys to demonstrate their popularity.
In 1937, sociologist Willard Waller published a study in the .
By Faulkner's time, evangelical Protestantism had already long dominated the South as a whole, and this proselytizing religious tradition believed in publicly testifying about the faith by whatever means necessary, making its public presence especially widespread.
Historian John Lee Eighmy coined the phrase "cultural captivity" to suggest that the South's predominant churches reflected a culture of "southernism" shaped by economic and racial elites, but at the same time, churches themselves shaped the institutional and personal development of the South and its people.
Beth Bailey and Ken Myers explain in the Mars Hill Audio Report, , demonstrated through the number and variety of dates a young adult could command, sometimes even on the same night.
As the South went through the slow and sometimes agonizing process of modernizing, religion provided justification for the wealthy to profit from economic development, but it also gave meaning to those bearing the burdens of economic change without proper recompense. Time, as well as place, mattered in understanding southern religion.
The servicemen would return from their posts, to find eitheran old flame, or a new one, to propose, and walk down the aisle of commitment.
During this time a letter from a serviceman’s sweetheart was considered golden, and many couples kept their letters in journal boxes.
(Eighmy, 1972) Often theologically and socially conservative, religion in the South also provided the rationale and organization for progressive reform. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, loc.gov/pictures/resource/pga.03643/.
Religion advanced the cause of slavery, yet it also inspired slave rebellion. A consideration of the regional contexts of religion in the South directs attention to the geographic, environmental, demographic, economic, social, and cultural factors of religious development. Commonalities existed across social barriers but experiences varied depending on whether you were a Mississippi Delta man or an Upcountry woman, black or white, rich or poor, Southern Baptist or African Methodist Episcopal, Episcopalian or Pentecostal.