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Religion in America. Volume I

Author: James T Baker
Publisher: Belmont, CA. : Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.
Series: Primary sources in U.S. history.
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[This book] includes the major documents that illustrate the development and impact of religion throughout the history of the United States. With ... introductions and comments, each selection is grounded in historical context to ensure comprehension of its place in the American religious experience. -Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Baker
ISBN: 0495005118 9780495005117
OCLC Number: 61390187
Description: xii, 244 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Religious life in the Americas before and beyond the British colonies: Native American religious thought and practice; Spanish Empire: "gold, glory, and God"; French Empire: "fish, furs, and the faith" --
Religion in the British American colonies: "land, liberty, and the Lord": Puritan world; Rapid diversification of religion in the English colonies; Importance of religious education in the British colonies; Insecurity and witchcraft; First "Great Awakening"; First American "Enlightenment" --
Birth of a nation: the struggle for American independence: Religious groups respond to the independence movement; Establishing the right of religious choice; Religious frictions and further diversification --
New nation, religious growing pains and spiritual pleasures: Second "Awakenng"; Second "Enlightenment"; Perfectionism and its utopian experiments; Native American religious reaction to white encroachment; Religion and the abolitionist movement --
Crisis and rebirth, religion and the American Civil War: Religious reactions to and justification for the war; Black emancipation and national liberation; Abraham Lincoln and national redemption.
Series Title: Primary sources in U.S. history.
Responsibility: James T. Baker.

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Sheds light on certain religious contradictions in the American personality. This reader considers the contradictions resulting from two great historical events that shook the Western world just as  Read more...

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Part I: RELIGIOUS LIFE IN THE AMERICAS BEFORE AND OUTSIDE THE BRITISH COLONIES. 1. Native American Religious Thought and Practice. 2. Spanish Empire: "Gold, Glory, and God." 3. French Empire: "Furs, Read more...

 
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