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Freethinkers : a history of American secularism

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Jacoby
ISBN: 0805074422 9780805074420
OCLC Number: 52714693
Description: 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Revolutionary secularism --
The age of reason and unreason --
Lost connections : anticlericalism, abolitionism, and feminism --
The belief and unbelief of Abraham Lincoln --
Evolution and its discontents --
The great agnostic and the golden age of freethought --
Dawn of the culture wars --
Unholy trinity : Atheists, Reds, Darwinists --
Onward, Christian soldiers --
The best years of our lives --
Culture wars redux --
Reason embattled.
Responsibility: Susan Jacoby.
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Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.

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