Religion of a different color : race and the Mormon struggle for whiteness / W. Paul Reeve
- Reeve, W. Paul
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 "The New Race" -- ch. 2 Red, White, and Mormon: "Ingratiating Themselves with the Indians" -- ch. 3 Red, White, and Mormon: White Indians -- ch. 4 Black, White, and Mormon: Amalgamation -- ch. 5 Black, White, and Mormon: Black and White Slavery -- ch. 6 Black, White, and Mormon: Miscegenation -- ch. 7 Black, White, and Mormon: "One Drop" -- ch. 8 Oriental, White, and Mormon.
- The Protestant white majority in the nineteenth century was convinced that Mormonism represented a racial - not merely religious - departure from the mainstream, and they spent considerable effort attempting to substantiate their claims. At least some of that effort came through persistent attacks on the collective Mormon body. Mormons responded with aspirations toward whiteness. It was a back-and-forth struggle between what outsiders imagined and what Mormons believed. Mormons ultimately emerged triumphant but not unscathed.
- 9780190226282 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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