Religion in American History

Religion in American History

Editor(s): Amanda Porterfield, John Corrigan

Published Online: 29 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405161374

Online ISBN: 9781444315806

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315806

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Exploration and Encounter (1492–1692)

  2. Part II: The Atlantic World (1692–1803)

  3. Part III: American Empire (1803–1898)

  4. Part IV: Global Reach (1898–Present)

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