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|All Authors / Contributors:||
James T Baker
|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.|
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,