Immigration and American Religion

Immigration and American Religion

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Spanning the years 1500 to the end of the 20th century, Immigration and American Religion is a unique exploration of the evolution, character, and dynamics of religion in America. From the original influx of Protestants to subsequent waves of Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and devotees of Santeria and Voudou, Jenna Weissman Joselit describes the struggle to establish traditions in the New World, oftentimes in the face of considerable hostility and prejudice. The impact of intolerance, the U.S. government's various policies on immigration, and the effects of two World Wars all play a significant part in this fascinating narrative. Drawing on the voices and experiences of immigrants, Immigration and American Religion documents the extraordinary diversity that has, for four centuries, made the United States one of the world's most dynamic societies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 138 pages
  • 196.9 x 241.3 x 13.5mm | 557.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195110838
  • 9780195110838