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African Methodist Episcopal Church

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Religion.

The first church in the USA to be made up entirely of African-Americans. It came into being in 1787 when those with black skin refused to be segregated in the ...

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Anti-Catholicism in the United States

Mark S. Massa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; History of Religion. 11588 words.

Historian John Higham once referred to anti-Catholicism as “by far the oldest, and the most powerful of anti-foreign traditions” in North American intellectual and cultural history. But...

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Black Church

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Christianity.

Apart from the ancient Churches of Nubia and Ethiopia, Black Churches originated in the 18th cent. among the descendants of African slaves in the United States of America. From the 1740s,...

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Buddhism in America

Jeff Wilson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); History of Religion. 9552 words.

Buddhist history in the United States traces to the mid-19th century, when early scholars and spiritual pioneers first introduced the subject to Americans, followed soon by the arrival of...

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Calvinism in the United States

Darryl Hart.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; History of Religion. 8435 words.

The history of Calvinism in the United States is part of a much larger development, the globalization of western Christianity. American Calvinism owes its existence to the transplanting of...

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Catholicism in the United States

Margaret McGuinness.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; History of Religion. 9543 words.

The Catholic Church has been a presence in the United States since the arrival of French and Spanish missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish established a number of...

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Christian Missions to American Indians

Carol L. Higham.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Native American History; History of Religion. 8742 words.

Comparing Catholic and Protestant missionaries in North America can be a herculean task. It means comparing many religious groups, at least five governments, and hundreds of groups of...

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Latino Catholicism

Timothy Matovina.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); History of Religion. 9122 words.

The Latino/Latina or Hispanic Catholic presence spans the colonial era, the period of U.S. expansion during the 19th century, and the waves of new immigrants in the 20th and 21st centuries....

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Louis Farrakhan

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — United States History.

(b. 1933)

Born Louis Eugene Wolcott. Controversial leader and charismatic preacher of the Nation of Islam. Preaches black unity, self-knowledge, independence, and black nationalist...

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Lutherans in America

Mark A. Granquist.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; History of Religion. 7964 words.

Lutherans are one branch of Protestant Christianity and have been in America for almost 400 years. Historically they have immigrated to America from Lutheran countries in Europe, especially...

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