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Beloved Strangers

Interfaith Families in Nineteenth Century America

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423107

Publication Date: 10/15/2001

288 pages

7 halftones, 2 genealogy charts, 1 table


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  • Introduction: In Search of Ancestors
  • 1 Children of the Religious Enlightenment
    • Parents
    • How Children Reinterpreted Their Parents’ Values
    • Getting Married, Raising Families
    • Descendants
  • 2 Conversations about Interfaith Marriage
    • Official Opinions
    • Moral Tales
    • Newspaper Romances
  • 3 The Strange Intimacy of Piety and Politics
    • Washington Courtships
    • Converts and Their Husbands
    • Interfaith Families and Their Church
    • A Failed Marriage
    • The Rabbi’s Daughter
  • 4 The Uncertain Limits of Liberalism
    • “Can the Ethiopian Change His Skin or the Leopard His Spots?”
    • Rules and Exceptions
    • Immigrant Autobiographies
    • Interfaith Marriage Moves to an Inside Page
  • 5 Fitting Religion into Complicated Lives
    • A New Kind of Wife
    • One’s Own Way to Heaven
    • A Taste for Misbehavior
    • Family Ties
    • A World Turned Upside Down?
  • Epilogue: The Discovery of Interfaith Marriage
  • Appendix
    • The Interfaith Couples Studied, Listed in Chronological Order by Wedding Date
    • Genealogy of the Sherman Family
    • Genealogy of the Mordecai Family
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Notes
  • Index

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