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Published: 26 May 2011

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780195384093

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Religious Liberties

Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Elizabeth Fenton

Imagining the Americas

  • Offers the first to link anti-Catholic discourse to U.S. conceptions of religious pluralism.
  • Covers a wide swath of source material, including Continental Congress publications, election materials, and biographies of Toussaint Louverture.
  • Mounts the counterintuitive argument that diversity grew out of a virulent anti-Catholicism.
  • Explores Catholicism in US culture in a way that will appeal to historians and literature scholars.

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