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TCC Radio: Nativism and The Long Experiment of American Democracy | On Being

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Signing the Preamble to the US Constitution

“In the 1830s Catholic churches and neighborhoods were burned down.”

Authors Steve Waldman and Philip Hamburger, on the program On Being, about the forgotten and messy history of religious liberty in the United States. Hamburger speaks about the anti-Catholic and Nativist history of this country. Catholics like my great-grandfather were targeted by the Klu Klux Klan. His begins around the 32 minute mark. Listen here:

Klu Klux Klan cartoon

 

Anti-Catholic Protesters

 

 

Anti- Catholic cartoon

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