The Nativist Movement in America

Religious Conflict in the 19th Century
Author(s): 
Oxx, Katie
ISBN: 
9780415807470
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

The Nativist Movement in American History draws attention to the religious dimensions of nativism. Concentrating on the mid-nineteenth century and examining the anti-Catholic violence that erupted along the East Coast, Katie Oxx historicizes the burning of an Ursuline convent in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the Bible Riots in Philadelphia, and the theft and destruction of the "Pope's Stone" in Washington, D.C. In a concise narrative, together with trial transcripts and newspaper articles, poems, and personal narratives, Oxx introduces the nativist movement to students, illuminating the history of exclusion and these formative clashes between religious groups.