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Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War

Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War
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"In a time when so much political attention is focused on questions of religious liberty, the brutal honesty of Missionaries [of Republicanism] is a breath of fresh air." --Ethika Politika

"For too long, American religious historians avoided war. We wrote about origins and outcomes, but rarely the conflicts themselves. This has changed recently, and John Pinheiro so elevates the discussion with Missionaries of Republicanism that the field may never be the same. With elegant prose and clear arguments, Pinheiro shows how anti-Catholicism became the unifying thread that tied together white American Protestants in their approaches to and experiences of the Mexican-American War. Even more, Pinheiro uncovers how anti-Catholic republican Protestantism became the primary way Americans understood the West and the nation writ large. This is a book for all students of American religions and American wars." --Edward J. Blum, author of Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898

"In this much-needed history, John Pinheiro vividly illuminates the interplay between race, religion, and politics during the Mexican War. Missionaries of Republicanism is essential reading for understanding the mindset of antebellum America." --Thomas S. Kidd, Professor of History, Baylor University

Additional Book Info

ISBN
978-0199948673
Page Count
256
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year Published
2014
SKU
9780
John C. Pinheiro
(Author)