American Evangelical Protestantism and European Immigrants, 1800–1924
Few topics are as pertinent to the American political scene as immigration. This timely book examines the attitude of American Evangelical Protestants toward European immigration into the United States before the Immigration Act of 1924. Of particular interest are the effects, as seen by evangelicals, that immigration had in the cities, in education, in politics, and in the evangelical quest to win the prohibition of alcohol. It also addresses the rise of the 19th century evangelical’s main ethnic opponent, the Irish immigrant, and the Irish dominance of the American Catholic Church. The text is based largely upon the writings, speeches, and sermons of evangelicalism.
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Good historical look at 19th century religious undertones regarding immigration. Considering the nation's current immigration questions, such a look at history can be useful. Read full review
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William Phalen's work goes beyond just the relationship between American Evangelical Protestantism and European Immigrants. In American history the Protestant was first on the scene (excluding Native ... Read full review