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Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena


In the wake of the Mexican–American War, competing narratives of religious conquest and re-conquest were employed by Anglo American and ethnic Mexican Californians to make sense of their place in North America. These “invented traditions” had a profound impact on North American religious and ethnic relations, serving to bring elements of Catholic history within the Protestant fold of the United States' national history as well as playing an integral role in the emergence of the early Chicano/a movement. Many Protestant Anglo Americans understood their settlement in the far Southwest as followi ... More

Keywords: religious conquest, Mexican–American War, North America, Protestant Anglo Americans, Chicano/a movement, Californios, Anglo Americans

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740606
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena, author

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