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Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Daisy L. Machado

Abstract

The westward movement of people connected to the nineteenth‐century expansionism of the developing U.S. helped promote the growth and expansion of many of the mainline Protestant denominations that traveled to the southwest borderlands of this country. Following the expanding western frontier, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) entered what is today the state of Texas and came face to face with the Tejanos. Bringing Protestantism as a new element in the southwest borderlands of Texas, the Disciples of Christ also carried with them the Euro‐American ideologies and self‐definitions that ... More

Keywords: borderlands, Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, frontier, land, manifest destiny, Protestantism, race, racism, Roman Catholicism, Tejano‐Mexican, Texas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152234
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195152239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daisy L. Machado, author
Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
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