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Religion in America

Author: James Thomas Baker
Publisher: Belmont, CA. : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2006.
Series: Primary sources in U.S. history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 thoughtful and engaging 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, James Thomas.
Religion in America.
Belmont, CA. : Thomson Wadsworth, c2006
(OCoLC)707077100
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Baker
ISBN: 0495005118 9780495005117 0495005126 9780495005124
OCLC Number: 61914306
Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Religious life in the Americas before and beyond the British colonies. Native American religious thought and practice ; The Spanish Empire: "gold, glory, and God" ; The French Empire: "fish, furs, and the faith" --
Religion in the British American colonies : "land, liberty, and the Lord". The Puritan world ; The rapid diversification of religion in the English colonies ; The importance of religious education in the British colonies ; Insecurity and witchcraft ; The first "Great Awakening" ; The 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 --
A new nation : religious growing pains and spiritual pleasures. The second "Awakening" ; The 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 --
v. 2. The wealth of a nation : America's Industrial Revolution. Religious endorsements of the Industrial Revolution ; Religious criticism of "wealth" and the "robber barons" ; Religious responses to industrial urbanization --
Crisis of religious identity in the early twentieth century. Americanization : adaptation and acceptance ; Religion among Native Americans as their land and culture were lost ; Religion and the women's movement ; Revivalism in the new urban setting ; Family feud : "fundamentalism" versus "modernism" ; Religion takes on science --
A nation's religious vocation : America's manifest destiny. The religious debate over American imperialism ; A new age of world missions ; Religious responses to America's twentieth-century wars. World War I : "the great war" ; World War II : "the good war" ; Vietnam War --
American religion in modern dress. The "popularization" of religion ; New patterns in the American religious mosaic ; Movements of unificaiton --
American religion's most recent controversies. Religion and civil rights ; Religion and feminism ; Religion and politics ; Religion and litigation --
American religion at the dawn of a new millennium.
Series Title: Primary sources in U.S. history.
Responsibility: James T. Baker.

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From the earliest of times, Americans have wrestled with questions that religious contradictions raise, such as: Is the United States a holy experiment or a secular refuge from oppressive religion?  Read more...

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Part I: WEALTH OF A NATION: THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. 1. Religious Endorsement of the Industrial Revolution. 2. Religious Criticism of Wealth and the "Robber Barons". 3. Religious Responses Read more...

 
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