- The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History
- Identifying Race and Religion
- Religion and Race in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic
- Religion, Race, and American Empire
- Gendering the History of Race and Religion
- Religion, Race, and Sexuality
- Religion, Race, and Popular Culture
- Orientalism in Nineteenth-Century America
- American Missionaries and Race
- Mormonism and Race
- Catholicism and Race
- American Judaism and Race
- Islam and Race in American History
- Buddhism and Race
- Religion, Race, and Humanism
- Religion and Race in American Music
- Documentary Photography and the Visual Politics of Race and Religion
- Race, Religion, and Documentary Film
- Religion, Race, and Sports
- Natives, Religion, and Race in Colonial America
- African and African American Religions in the Early Americas
- Religion and Race in the Greater South, 1500–1800
- Puritans and Race
- Religion and Racial Violence in the Nineteenth Century
- African American Religions in the Nineteenth Century
- Race, Gender, and the Hawaiian Islands Mission
- Asian American Religions from Chinese Exclusion to 1965
- South Asian Religions in Contemporary America
- African American Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century
- White Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement
- Black Theologies
- Native American Religions in the Twentieth Century
- Latinos/as and Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century
- Religion, Race, and Immigration in Contemporary America
- Migration and Modern Religious Pluralism
Abstract and Keywords
In June 2015, Dylann Roof murdered nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History offers a theoretical and historical overview of the interdependencies of religion and race in America to unpack the religious roots of racial violence, such as occurred in Charleston, and the religious underpinnings of antiracist resistance. This overview also shows how ideas about race have shaped the category of religion itself, helping to define what counts as protectable under the First Amendment, and what does not. Finally, the Introduction explains the organization of the Handbook and provides summaries of the essays therein. The first part of the Handbook offers theoretical and topical overviews, from analyses of key terms and intersections to chapters focused on particular traditions across American history. The second part of the Handbook provides chronologically contained accounts of specific historical periods.
Paul Harvey is Distinguished Professor of History and Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado. He is the author/editor of eleven books, including most recently Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History.
Kathryn Gin Lum is Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She is the author of Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction.
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