American Heathens : Religion, Race, and Reconstruction in California Hardback
Part of the Western Histories series
In the 19th-century debate over whether the United States should be an explicitly Christian nation, California emerged as a central battleground.
Racial groups that were perceived as godless and uncivilized were excluded from suffrage, and evangelism among Indians and the Chinese was seen as a politically incendiary act.
Joshua Paddison sheds light on Reconstruction's impact on Indians and Asian Americans by illustrating how marginalized groups fought for a political voice, refuting racist assumptions with their lives, words, and faith.
Reconstruction, he argues, was not merely a remaking of the South, but rather a multiracial and multiregional process of reimagining the nation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 278 pages, 11 b/w photographs
- Publisher: Huntington Library Press,US
- Publication Date: 19/06/2012
- Category: Miscellaneous items
- ISBN: 9780873282444