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 ...

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

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Overview

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 republican liberty. Hence, repeated calls could be heard for varying forms of assimilation to normative Protestant ideals about religious expression. Though Americans pride themselves on their secular society, it is worth interrogating the exclusive and even violent genealogy of such secular values. When doing so, it is important to understand the racial limitations of the discourse of religious freedom for various aspects of American political culture. The following account of the history of religious liberty seeks to destabilize the widespread assumption that the dominant American culture inevitably trends toward greater freedom in the realm of personal expression.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761858119
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan P. Jordan received a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in 2004. He has previously taught at Lafayette College and at UC San Diego. He is currently adjunct assistant professor in history at the University of San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: British Providentialism, Racial Identity, and American Religious Liberty, 1700–1800

Chapter 2: Jeffersonian Liberty and the Protestant Republic

Chapter 3: Slavery, Race, and Religious Liberty

Chapter 4: Anti-Catholicism and Race in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond

Chapter 5: Religious Liberty and Empire in the United States, 1820–1900

Conclusion: Church, State, and Race

Index

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