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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edwin S Gaustad; Philip L Barlow; Richard W Dishno
|Notes:||Rev. ed. of: Historical atlas of religion in America / Edwin Scott Gaustad. c1976.
One col. map foldout of "Denominational Predominance: 1990" in pocket.
|Description:||1 atlas (xxiii, 435 p.) : col. maps ; 34 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1: Institutional and ethnic religion before 1800. Establishment of colonial patterns --
Part 2: Institutional and ethnic religion after 1800. Extensions of colonial patterns ; Challenges to colonial patterns ; Toward pluralism --
Part 3: Three case studies. Lutherans ; Mormons ; Roman Catholics --
Part 4: Broader perspectives. America in context : Canada ; Camp meetings ; Place names ; Religion and politics ; Religion and education ; Belief and unbelief --
Conclusion: The geography of American religion. Denominational predominance in U.S. history does it matter? --
Appendices. A: Locations and dates of churches founded by 1650 ; B: Number of churches in 1750 : denominational distribution by colonies ; C: Number of churches in 1850 : denominational distribution by states and territories ; D: Number of churches in 1890 : denominational distribution by states and territories ; E: Number of churches in 1950 : denominational distribution by states ; F: Total adherents in 1990 by states ; G: County locator maps.
|Responsibility:||Edwin Scott Gaustad and Philip L. Barlow ; with the special assistance of Richard W. Dishno.|
"Gorgeous....This significantly revised version...delights not only in its 260 full-color maps and 200 graphs, tables and charts, but also in the mellifluous text co-written by Gaustad and