The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview for those interested in the role of religion and race in American history. Thirty-four scholars from the fields of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and more investigate the complex interdependencies of religion and race from pre-Columbian origins to the present. The volume addresses the religious experience, social realities, theologies, and sociologies of racialized groups in American religious history, as well as the ways that religious myths, institutions, and practices contributed to their racialization.Part One begins with a broad introductory survey outlining some of the major terms and explaining the intersections of race and religions in various traditions and cultures across time. Part Two provides chronologically arranged accounts of specific historical periods that follow a narrative of religion and race through four-plus centuries. Taken together, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History provides a reliable scholarly text and resource to summarize and guide work in this subject, and to help make sense of contemporary issues and dilemmas.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul HarveyPART ONE: THEORETICAL AND TOPICAL OVERVIEWSSection I: Terms and Theories1. Merinda Simmons, Identifying "Race" and "Religion"2. Jessica Delgado and Kelsey Moss, Race and Religion in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic3. Sylvester Johnson, Religion, Race, and American Empire4. Elizabeth Jemison, Gendering the History of Race and Religion5. Monica Mercado, Religion, Race, and Sexuality6. Lerone Martin, Religion, Race, and Popular Culture7. Michael Altman, Orientalism in 19th-Century AmericaSection II: Religious Traditions and Popular Culture8. Sarah Ruble, American Missionaries and Race9. Patrick Mason, Mormonism and Race10. Mike Pasquier, Catholicism and Race11. Jodi Eichler-Levine, American Judaism and Race12. Juliane Hammer, Islam and Race in American History13. Adeana McNicholl, Religion, Race, and Buddhism14. Anthony Pinn, Religion, Race, and Humanism15. David Stowe, Religion and Race in American Music16. Rachel Lindsey, Documentary Photography and the Visual Politics of Race and Religion17. Judith Weisenfeld, Race, Religion, and Documentary Film18. Jeffrey Scholes, Religion, Race, and SportsPART TWO: FROM THE COLONIES TO THE PRESENTSection III: Colonial Destructions and Creations19. Linford Fisher, Native Religions in Early America20. Jason Young, African and African American Religions in the Early Americas21. Rebecca Goetz, Religion and Race in the Greater South, 1500-180022. Richard Bailey, Puritans and Race23. Jennifer Graber, Religion and Racial Violence in the Nineteenth Century24. Emily Clark, African American Religions in the 19th Century25. Jennifer Thigpen, Race, Religion, and Gender in Hawaii and the Pacific IslandsSection IV: Immigration, Pluralism, and Civil Rights26. Anne Blankenship, Asian American Religions from Chinese Exclusion to 196527. Khyati Joshi, South Asian Religions in Contemporary America28. Suzanne Smith, African American Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century29. Carolyn Dupont, White Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement30. Kerry Pimblott, Black Theologies31. Angela Tarango, Native American Religions in the Twentieth Century32. Arlene Sanchez-Walsh, Latinos/as Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century33. Grace Yukich, Religion, Race, and Immigration in Contemporary America34. Melissa Borja, Migration and Modern Religious Pluralism