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A Documentary History of Religion in America to the Civil War (edition 1982)

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A Documentary History of Religion in America to the Civil War by Edwin S. Gaustad

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A Documentary History of Religion in America
by Edwin S. Gaustad, Heath W. Carter, and Mark A. Noll

This in-depth look at religion in North America uses first person documents to trace religious beliefs and their impact on exploration, interaction with others, politics, war, societal issues and more. It was originally two volumes that have been condensed into one large book that will no doubt be used to teach courses and also be used as a reference source.

Eight chapters that cover nearly 800 pages include photos, documents, letters, impressions, tweets, interviews and other first person documents that assist in giving insight into at least what those spotlighted were thinking and feeling when they recorded what they did. As with any such first person narrative – there will be bias. And, though what is recorded is personal truth it very well may not be the total truth or give insight into what others of the time may have thought and felt. Each chapter has supplemental suggested reading relevant to the information presented. I am not sure what guidelines were adopted by the current editors of this tome but do admire them for undertaking this herculean task.

Thank you to NetGalley and Willam B. Erdman’s Plublishing Company for the ARC – This is my honest review.

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  CathyGeha | Jul 12, 2018 |
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Described by Choice magazine as "the best source book available", A Documentary History of Religion in America has been a standard resource for nearly a decade. In two substantial volumes, Gaustad has compiled hundreds of intriguing documents that chronicle the multi-faceted history of religion in America.

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