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Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History
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 ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published November 10th 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Dec 05, 2016 Diana Hayes rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Very well written and in depth presentation on how race and religion have interacted and impacted the US. Unfortunately, author makes a mistake similar to others in that all Catholics are Latino/a or European immigrants and all Protestants are Black or European immigrants. The story of Catholics of African descent is mentioned briefly at the very beginning and never mentioned again. Their engagement with the RC church from the 16th through the 21st century, their efforts to expose the racism and ...more
I enjoyed reading this book! Especially for the times we're living in. It's very informative and reinforces what I know and have learned. Religion both undermines and supports racism, especially Christianity. I also had a few shocking moments. Like the law regarding the baptism of slaves and the fact that baptism does not change their status and also the role of Pentecostalism played in the Civil Rights movement. I will read this book again.
Paul Harvey (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) is Professor of History and Presidential Teaching Scholar at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He researches, writes, and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to the present. Harvey is the creator and “blogmeister” of the nationally known professional scholarly blog Religion in American History, and is a ...more