Religion in American History
Copyright © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd except for editorial material and organization © 2010 Amanda Porterfield and John Corrigan
Editor(s): Amanda Porterfield, John Corrigan
Published Online: 29 APR 2010
Print ISBN: 9781405161374
Online ISBN: 9781444315806
About this Book
This student-friendly introduction combines both thematic and chronological approaches in exploring the pivotal role religion played in American history - and of its impact across a range of issues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, and class.
- A comprehensive introduction to American religious history that successfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aiding both teaching and learning
- Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace the development of theology, the political order, practice, and race, ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history
- Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration and Encounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); American Empire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present).
- Investigates the role of religion in forming people's identities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, and patriotism