Tri-Faith America

How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to Its Protestant Promise
Schultz, Kevin M.
Date published: 
March 2013

In Tri-Faith America, Kevin Schultz explains how the United States left behind the idea that it was "a Protestant nation" and embraced the notion that Protestants, Catholics, and Jews were "Americans all." Schultz describes how the tri-faith idea surfaced after World War I and how, by the end of World War II, the idea was becoming widely accepted. During the Cold War, the public religiosity spurred by the fight against godless communism led to widespread embrace of the tri-faith idea.