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American Evangelical Protestantism and European immigrants, 1800-1924

Author: William J Phalen
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Phalen, William J., 1942-
American Evangelical Protestantism and European immigrants, 1800-1924.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2010054285
(OCoLC)696603523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Phalen
ISBN: 9780786484683 0786484683
OCLC Number: 716093086
Description: 1 online resource (v, 220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Antebellum Years; 2. The Cities; 3. Politics; 4. The Evangelical Alliance; 5. The Irish; 6. Education; 7. Temperance; 8. The Social Gospel; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: William J. Phalen.

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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 rise1of the 19th century evangelical's main ethnic opponent, the Irish immigrant, and the Irish dominance of the American Catholic Church. The text.

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"gives the historical background to controversies over who should be allowed to emigrate to the US...shows how religion influenced the outcome of an important national issue"--Voice of Reason.

 
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