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City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens

R. Scott Hanson

Abstract

City of Gods is a history and ethnography of Flushing, Queens, in New York City. An important site in colonial America for its place in the history of religious freedom, Flushing is now perhaps the most striking case of religious and ethnic pluralism in the world—and an ideal place to explore how America's long experiment with religious freedom, immigration, and religious pluralism began and continues. While other studies of tend to look at the big picture of religious pluralism in the U.S., City of Gods is grounded in a community study that maps out the range of responses to diversity over ti ... More

Keywords: diversity, Flushing, immigration, New York City, pluralism, Queens, religion, religious freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823271597
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271597.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Scott Hanson, author
Temple University & University of Pennsylvania