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Citizens or Papists?: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821

Jason K. Duncan


Based on careful work with rare archival sources, this book fills a gap in the history of New York Catholicism by chronicling anti-Catholic feeling in pre-Revolutionary and early national periods. Colonial New York, despite its reputation for pluralism, tolerance, and diversity, was also marked by severe restrictions on religious and political liberty for Catholics. The logic of the American Revolution swept away the religious barriers, but Anti-Federalists in the 1780s enacted legislation preventing Catholics from holding office and nearly succe ... More

Keywords: New York Catholicism, anti-Catholic, pre-Revolutionary, colonial, pluralism, tolerance, diversity, Catholics, American Revolution, Anti-Federalists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780823225125
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason K. Duncan, author