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Hanover, New Hampshire : Two East Wheelock, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Lecture by Tisa Wenger (Yale Divinity School). Free and open to all. Reception follows.
The ideal of religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless and self-evident American ideal. But its history is far more complex and contested than this exceptionalist narrative can allow. American ideas about religious freedom were continually reinvented through a vibrant national discourse—let's call it "religious freedom talk"—that cannot be separated from the evolving politics of race and empire. More often than not, religious freedom talk worked to privilege the dominant white Christian population and to support US imperial expansion. At the same time, a diverse array of minority groups at home and colonized people abroad invoked and reinterpreted this ideal to defend themselves and their ways of life. In so doing they posed sharp challenges to the racial and religious exclusions of American life—but found their own identities and traditions transformed in the process. 
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Marcia Welsh
  • Start:October 18, 2018 Time: 4:30 PM
  • End:October 18, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:Room 002, Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Nh, United States, 03755
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