Kresta in the Afternoon – June 5, 2018 – Hour 2

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+  A Look at Anti-Catholicism in Early America (2 segments)

  • Description: We talked recently with Dr George Yancey, who has studied anti-Christian tends in contemporary academia. But the roots of anti-Catholicism in America go much further back. These sentiments were present from America’s earliest colonial days and continue to shape our political discussions today. We’ll talk with Maura Farrelly.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Maura Farrelly
      Maura Jane Farrelly teaches American studies and journalism at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She is the author of Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860
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    • Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860 (Cambridge Essential Histories)

      Using fears of Catholicism as a mechanism through which to explore the contours of Anglo-American understandings of freedom, Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860 reveals the ironic role that anti-Catholicism played in defining and sustaining some of the core values of American identity, values that continue to animate our religious and political discussions today. Farrelly explains how that bias helped to shape colonial and antebellum cultural understandings of God, the individual, salvation, society, government, law, national identity, and freedom. In so doing, Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860 provides contemporary observers with a framework for understanding what is at stake in the debate over the place of Muslims and other non-Christian groups in American society. (learn more)

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