In recent years, historians of American religion have contributed significantly to pushing back against the conception of America as a nation founded on religious freedom and characterized since its inception by a strong sense of pluralism. Although religious tolerance was one of the most essential American ideals, it was not always a reality for minority religious groups, and the religious pluralism that developed in the years after the Revolution was created by those outside of the Christian majority who had to fight to create space within it. This research has shown that over the course of American history, Jews have played a significant role in these efforts and in the creation of pluralism in America.
Klein, Elizabeth, "Jewish Pioneers in the Service of Christian Whiteness in the 19th-Century American West" (2023). Undergraduate Research Awards, Hollins University. 72.