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dc.contributor.advisor Boles, John B.
dc.creatorStokes, Christopher Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:18:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:18:23Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18032
dc.description.abstract In July 1835, a northern anti-slavery society sent bundles of abolitionist literature through the United States postal service to the South. Arriving at South Carolina's port city, the mailing became the focus of white Charlestonians' fears of slave uprisings and those Who might assist a servile insurrection. During an attack on the post office to destroy the papers, someone in the crowd shouted for a lynching of Charleston's Catholic bishop and the destruction of the Catholic cathedral and surrounding buildings, including a parochial school for free black children. Using the Charleston Post Office Raid as a backdrop, this study explores both the connections between anti-abolitionism, anti-Catholicism, and nativism in the antebellum South and the reaction to these pressures from southern Catholics, mostly recent immigrants, as they made a place for themselves in their new homeland. At the heart of the work is a consideration of the effects of the ethnic and racial stereotypes and cultural assumptions at play in the antebellum South.
dc.format.extent 297 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectBlack history
Church history
American history
dc.title Catholics in Beulahland: The Church's encounter with anti-Catholicism, nativism, and anti-abolitionism in the Carolinas and Georgia, 1820--1845
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Stokes, Christopher Daniel. "Catholics in Beulahland: The Church's encounter with anti-Catholicism, nativism, and anti-abolitionism in the Carolinas and Georgia, 1820--1845." (2001) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18032.


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