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Tri-faith America [electronic resource] : how Catholics and Jews held postwar America to its Protestant promise / Kevin M. Schultz.

Author/Creator:
Schultz, Kevin Michael.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (265 p.)
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Subjects:
Multiculturalism -- Religious aspects.
Multiculturalism -- United States.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
United States -- Religion -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt put it bluntly, if privately, in 1942-the United States was ""a Protestant country,"" he said, ""and the Catholics and Jews are here under sufferance."" In Tri-Faith America, Kevin Schultz explains how the United States left behind this idea that it was ""a Protestant nation"" and replaced it with a new national image, one premised on the notion that the country was composed of three separate, equally American faiths-Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. Tracing the origins of the tri-faith idea to the early twentieth century, when Catholic and Jewish immigration fo
Contents:
pt. 1. Inventing tri-faith America, ending 'Protestant America'
pt. 2. Living in tri-faith America.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-19-984105-5
0-19-971583-1
OCLC:
711758266