Resources

Surveys

  • Fay Botham, Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law (UNC, 2009)
  • Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (UNC, 2012)
  • Eric L. Goldstein, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity (Princeton, 2007)
  • Jane Iwamura, Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture (Oxford, 2011)
  • Ryan P. Jordan, Church, State, and Race: The Discourse of American Religious Liberty, 1750-1900 (University Press of America, 2012)
  • Colin Kidd, The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000 (Cambridge, 2006)
  • Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp,, Setting Down the Sacred Past: African-American Race Histories (Harvard, 2010)
  • H. Shelton Smith, In His Image, But . . .: Racism in Southern Religion, 1780-1910 (Duke, 1978)
  • “Forum: American Religion and ‘Whiteness,'” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 19 (2009): 1-35.

Edited Collections

  • Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson, eds., Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West (Arizona, 2006)
  • Henry Goldschmidt and Elizabeth McAlister, eds., Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas (Oxford, 2004)
  • Ronald L. Numbers and John Stenhouse, eds. Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender ( Cambridge, 1999)
  • Craig R. Prentiss, ed., Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity: An Introduction (NYU, 2003)

Early Americas

  • Richard A. Bailey, Race and Redemption in Puritan New England (Oxford, 2011)
  • Linford D. Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America (Oxford, 2012)
  • Katharine Gerbner, “The Ultimate Sin: Christianising Slaves in Barbados in the Seventeenth Century,” Slavery and Abolition 31.1 (March 2010): 57-73.
  • Rebecca Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
  • Katherine Grandjean, “‘Our Fellow-Creaturs & our Fellow-Christians': Race and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Narratives of Indian Crime,” American Quarterly 62 (2010): 925-50
  • María Elena Martínez, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2008)
  • Quincy D. Newell, Constructing Lives at Mission San Francisco: Native Californians and Hispanic Colonists, 1776-1821 (New Mexico, 2009)
  • David J. Silberman, Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America (Cornell, 2010)

Nineteeth-Century America

  • Hokulania K. Aikau, A Chosen People A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (Minnesota, 2012)
  • James B. Bennett,  “‘Until This Curse of Polygamy Is Wiped Out’: Black Methodists, White Mormons, and Constructions of Racial Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 21.2 (Summer 2011): 167-194.
  • James B. Bennett, Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans (Princeton, 2005)
  • Edward J. Blum, Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898 (LSU, 2007)
  • Derek Chang, Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century (Penn, 2010)
  • Tracy Fessenden,  “The Sisters of the Holy Family and the Veil of Race,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 10.2 (Summer 2000): 187-224.
  • Paul W. Harris,  “Racial Identity and the Civilizing Mission: Double-Consciousness at the 1895 Congress on Africa,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 18.2 (Summer 2008): 145-176.
  • Susan K. Harris, God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 (Oxford, 2011)
  • Sylvester A. Johnson, The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
  • Terence D. Keel,  “Religion, Polygenism and the Early Science of Human Origins,” History of the Human Sciences 26.2 (April 2013): 3-32.
  • Patrick N. Minges, Slavery in the Cherokee Nation: The Keetoowah Society and the Defining of a People, 1855-1867 (Routledge, 2003)
  • James M. O’Toole, Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920 (Massachusetts, 2002)
  • Joshua Paddison, American Heathens: Religion, Race, and Reconstruction in California (California, 2012)
  • Gregory Smoak, Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century (California, 2006)
  • Jennifer C.Snow,  Protestant Missionaries, Asian Immigrants, and Ideologies of Race in America, 1850-1924 (Routledge, 2007)

Twentieth-Century America

  • R. Bentley Anderson,  “Black, White, and Catholic: Southern Jesuits Confront the Race Questions, 1952,” The Catholic Historical Review 91.3 (July 2005) 484-505.
  • Kelly J. Baker, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 (Kansas, 2011)
  • Joseph Cheah, Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation (Oxford, 2011)
  • Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung, eds., Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (New York: New York University Press, 2012)
  • Emily Suzanne Clark, “Noble Drew Ali’s ‘Clean and Pure Nation’: The Moorish Science Temple, Identity, and Healing,” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 16.3 (February 2013): 31-51.
  • Sharon Davies, Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America (Oxford, 2010)
  • Morris L. Davis,  The Methodist Unification: Christianity and the Politics of Race in the Jim Crow Era (NYU, 2008)
  • Nathaniel Deutsch, Inventing America’s “Worst” Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael (California, 2009)
  • Jacob S. Dorman, Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions (Oxford, 2013)
  • Korie L. Edwards, The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches (Oxford, 2008)
  • Henry Goldschmidt, Race and Religion Among the Chosen People of Crown Heights (Rutgers, 2006)
  • Paul Christopher Johnson, Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa (California, 2007)
  • Sylvester A. Johnson,   “The Rise of Black Ethnics: The Ethnic Turn in African American Religions, 1916-1945,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 20.2 (Summer 2010): 125-163.
  • Khyati Y. Joshi,  New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006)
  • Luis D. León, La Llorona’s Children: Religion, Life, and Death in the U.S.–Mexican Borderlands (California, 2004)
  • Armand L. Mauss,  All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage (Illinois, 2003)
  • Susan Palmer,  The Nuwaubian Nation: Black Spirituality and State Control (Ashgate, 2010)
  • Anne C. Rose,  “‘Race’ Speech—‘Culture’ Speech—‘Soul’ Speech: The Brief Career of Social-Science Language in American Religion during the Fascist Era,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 14.1 (Winter 2004): 83-108.
  • Christine Rosen, Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement (Oxford, 2004)
  • Jennifer Snook, “Reconsidering Heathenry: The Construction of an Ethnic Folkway as Religio-ethnic Identity,” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 16.3 (February 2013): 52-76
  • Jennifer C.  Snow, Protestant Missionaries, Asian Immigrants, and Ideologies of Race in America, 1850-1924 (Routledge, 2007)
  • David K. Yoo, Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945 (Stanford, 2010)

Digital Sources

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