Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History / Edition 1

Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History / Edition 1

by John Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807871184

ISBN-13: 9780807871188

Pub. Date: 05/10/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

American narratives often celebrate the nation's rich heritage of religious freedom. There is, however, a less told and often ignored part of the story: the ways that intolerance and cultures of hate have manifested themselves within American religious history and culture.

In the first ever documentary survey of religious intolerance from the colonial era to

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American narratives often celebrate the nation's rich heritage of religious freedom. There is, however, a less told and often ignored part of the story: the ways that intolerance and cultures of hate have manifested themselves within American religious history and culture.

In the first ever documentary survey of religious intolerance from the colonial era to the present, volume editors John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal define religious intolerance and explore its history and manifestations, including hate speech, discrimination, incarceration, expulsion, and violence. Organized thematically, the volume combines the editors' discussion with more than 150 striking primary texts and pictures that document intolerance toward a variety of religious traditions. Moving from anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan propaganda to mob attacks on Mormons, the lynching of Leo Frank, the kidnapping of "cult" members, and many other episodes, the volume concludes with a chapter addressing the changing face of religious intolerance in the twenty-first century, with examples of how the problem continues to this day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871188
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
426,609
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Religious Intolerance in Colonial America 17

2 Anti-Catholicism 49

3 Anti-Mormonism 73

4 Intolerance toward Nineteenth-Century Religious Groups 99

5 Intolerance toward Native American Religions 125

6 Anti-Semitism 147

7 Intolerance toward “New” Religions in the Twentieth Century 181

8 The Branch Davidians and Waco 115

The Culmination of Religious Intolerance Conclusion 247

Appendix: Web Resources for Combating Religious Intolerance 267

Notes 269

Index 277

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