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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
Amanda Porterfield is Robert A. Spivey Professor of religion and Professor of history at Florida State University. She has written books on the New England Puritans, Protestant women missionaries in the 19th century, and the transformation of American religion after 1960. Her publications include The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth Century Awakening (2001); American Religious History (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2002); and The Protestant Experience in America (2006).
John Corrigan is the Edwin Scott Gaustad Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University. He has published extensively on American religious history, religion and emotion, religious intolerance, and religion and spatiality. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook ofReligion and Emotion (2007) and Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History (with Lynn Neal, 2009).
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Exploration and Encounter (1492-1692)
The Atlantic World (1692-1803)
American Empire (1803-1898)
Global Reach (1898-Present)
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