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Title:
Faith and race in American political life
Author:
Wadsworth, Nancy D., 1968-
ISBN:
9780813932057
Publication Information:
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description:
1 online resource (vi, 320 p. :) ill. ;
Series:
Race, ethnicity, and politics

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Contents:
Introduction: intersecting race and religion -- Religion, race, and the American constitutional order / Eric Michael Mazur -- Quakerism and racialism in early twentieth-century U.S. politics / Carlos Figueroa -- Race, national identity, and the changing circumstances of Jewish immigrants in the United States / Susan M. Gordon -- What would Robert E. Lee do? race, religion, and the debate over the confederate battle flag in the American South / Gerald R. Webster and Jonathan I. Leib -- The black and white of moral values: how attending to race challenges the mythology of the relationship between religiosity and political attitudes and behavior / Robert P. Jones and Robert D. Francis -- Latino religion and its political consequences: exploring national and local trends / Jessica Hamar Martínez, Edwin I. Hernández, and Milagros Peña -- The stranger among us: the Christian right and immigration / Robin Dale Jacobson -- Political advocacy through religious organization: the evolving role of the Nation of Islam / Catherine Paden -- A demanding conversation: the Black manifesto in the Mennonite Church, 1969-1974 / Tobin miller shearer -- Religion and race: South Asians in the post-9/11 United States / Sangay Mishra -- Ambivalent miracles: the possibilities and limits of evangelical racial reconciliation politics / Nancy D. Wadsworth -- Racial justice in the Protestant mainline: liberalism and its limits / Antony W. Alumkal.
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Summary

Drawing on scholarship from an array of disciplines, this volume provides a deep and timely look at the intertwining of race and religion in American politics. The contributors apply the methods of intersectionality, but where this approach has typically considered race, class, and gender, the essays collected here focus on religion, too, to offer a theoretically robust conceptualization of how these elements intersect--and how they are actively impacting the political process.

Contributors

Antony W. Alumkal, Iliff School of Theology * Carlos Figueroa, University of Texas at Brownsville * Robert D. Francis, Lutheran Services in America * Susan M. Gordon, independent scholar * Edwin I. Hernández, DeVos Family Foundations * Robin Dale Jacobson, University of Puget Sound * Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute * Jonathan I. Leib, Old Dominion University * Jessica Hamar Martínez, University of Arizona * Eric Michael Mazur, Virginia Wesleyan College * Sangay Mishra, University of Southern California * Catherine Paden, Simmons College * Milagros Peña, University of Florida * Tobin Miller Shearer, University of Montana * Nancy D. Wadsworth, University of Denver * Gerald R. Webster, University of Wyoming