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    Chicago : The University of Chicago Press | Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780226827643
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: Chicago scholarship online
    DDC: 305.800973
    Keywords: Racism ; White people Race identity ; Church and social problems ; Collective memory ; Society ; Religion & beliefs ; Religion: general ; Society & culture: general
    Abstract: The dual traumas of colonialism and slavery are still felt by Native Americans and African Americans as victims of ongoing violence toward people of color today. In this book, John Corrigan calls attention to the trauma experienced by white Americans as perpetrators of this violence. By tracing memory's role in American Christianity, Corrigan shows how contemporary white Christian nationalism is motivated by a widespread effort to forget the role race plays in American society. White trauma, Corrigan argues, courses through American culture like an underground river that sometimes bursts forth into brutality, terrorism, and insurrection. Tracing the river to its source is a necessary first step toward healing.
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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