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Sacred liberty : America's long, bloody, and ongoing struggle for religious freedom

Author: Steven Waldman
Publisher: New York, NY HarperOne [2019] © 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Sacred Liberty offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation's "greatest invention." Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of Founding Faith, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Waldman
ISBN: 9780062743145 0062743147
OCLC Number: 1108331031
Description: ix, 405 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: Failed experiments --
Madison's model --
The startup boom --
The Romish threat --
The religious freedom of slaves --
The divine plan --
The Mormon challenge --
Kill the Indian, Christianize the man --
The KKK, Al Smith, and the fight for the public schools --
The witnesses --
World War II and the Judeo-Christians --
Enter the Supreme Court --
"Alien blood" --
Political bedfellows --
The "war" on "Christianity" --
All-American Islam --
"An enemy inside our perimeter" --
Preserving religious freedom.
Responsibility: Steven Waldman.

Abstract:

"Sacred Liberty offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation's "greatest invention." Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of Founding Faith, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah's Witnesses. American leaders drove religious freedom forward--figures like James Madison, George Washington, the World War II presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and even George W. Bush. But the biggest heroes were the regular Americans--people like Mary Dyer, Marie Barnett and W.D. Mohammed--who risked their lives or reputations by demanding to practice their faiths freely."--Page [2] of cover.

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