Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History

Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History

by Paul Harvey

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There is an “American Way” to religion and race unlike anyplace else in the world, and the rise of religious pluralism in contemporary American (together with the continuing legacy of the racism of the past and misapprehensions in the present) render its understanding crucial. Paul Harvey’s Bounds of Their Habitation, the latest installment in the acclaimed American Ways Series, concisely surveys the evolution and interconnection of race and religion throughout American history. Harvey pierces through the often overly academic treatments afforded these essential topics to accessibly delineate a narrative between our nation’s revolutionary racial and religious beginnings, and our increasingly contested and pluralistic future. Anyone interested in the paths America’s racial and religious histories have traveled, where they’ve most profoundly intersected, and where they will go from here, will thoroughly enjoy this book and find its perspectives and purpose essential for any deeper understanding of the soul of the American nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810896253
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Series: American Ways Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 646,287
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Harvey is professor of history at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and the author of Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (R&L 2011).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Religion and Race in American History
Chapter 1. Red, White, and Black in Colonial American Religion
Chapter 2. Religious Freedom and Religious Intolerance in the Early United States
Chapter 3. Religious Ways of Knowing Race in Antebellum America
Chapter 4. Religion, Race, and the Reconstruction of Citizenship
Chapter 5. Religion, Race, and Immigration
Chapter 6. Religion and Civil Rights: The Color of Power
Chapter 7. Liberation Theologies in a Conservative Age
A Note on Sources

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