God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land
Faith and Conflict in the American West
By (author) Todd M. Kerstetter
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God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land by Todd M. Kerstetter
Book DescriptionWhile many studies of religion in the West have focused on the region's diversity, freedom, and individualism, Todd M. Kerstetter brings together the three most glaring exceptions to those rules to explore the boundaries of tolerance as enforced by society and the U.S. government. In sharp contrast to the mythic image of the West as the \u0022Land of the Free,\u0022 Kerstetter analyzes three tragic episodes that reveal the West as a cultural battleground: the Mormon Utah Expedition and Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, the Lakota Ghost Dancers and the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota in 1890, and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas in 1993.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075889
(5830mm x 3895mm x 407mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Covering more than 200 years of history from pre-contact to the present, this textbook places religion at the center of the history of the American West, examining the relationship between religion and the region and their influence on one another.
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Author Biography - Todd M. Kerstetter
Todd M. Kerstetter is an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.
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