Church, State, and Race: The Discourse of American Religious Liberty, 1750-1900

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This book uses the discourse of religious liberty, often expressed as one favoring a separation between church and state, to explore racial differences during an era of American empire building (1750-1900). Discussions of religious liberty in America during this time often revolved around the fitness of certain ethnic or racial groups to properly exercise their freedom of conscience. Significant fear existed that groups outside the Anglo-Protestant mainstream might somehow undermine the American experiment in ordered ...

Church, State, and Race: The Discourse of American Religious Liberty, 1750-1900 2012, University Press of America, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780761858119

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