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New historical atlas of religion in America

Author: Edwin S Gaustad; Philip L Barlow; Richard W Dishno
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001.
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"A completely reorganized, updated, and expanded edition of Gaustad's 1962 original work and the 1976 revision, this beautifully illustrated atlas presents a historical narrative of America's rich and diverse religious past. Lively text along with 260 colorful, detailed maps and 200 other graphics provide the histories, migration, developments, and growths of religious communities in the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Church history
Maps
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Gaustad; Philip L Barlow; Richard W Dishno
ISBN: 019509168X 9780195091687
OCLC Number: 46660732
Notes: Revised edition 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 pages) : color maps ; 34 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scale not given.
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.
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This edition of this reference work captures the increasing complexity of religion in the United States. Charting the history of religion and religious life since the 1600s, the atlas sheds light on  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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