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Published: 08 April 2011

192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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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