A History of Religion in America

From the First Settlements through the Civil War

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Bryan F. Le Beau
  • New York, NY: 
    , September
     172 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by James Hudnut-Beumler forthcoming.


A History of Religion in America: From the First Settlements through the Civil War provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the pre-colonial era through the aftermath of the Civil War. It explores major religious groups in the United States and the following topics: 

• Native American religion before and after the Columbian encounter

• Religion and the Founding Fathers 

• Was America founded as a Christian nation?

• Religion and reform in the 19th century

• The first religious outsiders

• A nation and its churches divided

Chronologically arranged and integrating various religious developments into a coherent historical narrative, this book also contains useful chapter summaries and review questions. Designed for undergraduate religious studies and history students A History of Religion in America provides a substantive and comprehensive introduction to the complexity of religion in American history.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Bryan F. Le Beau is retired from the University of Saint Mary, where he served as professor of history, provost, and vice president for academic affairs. He is the author of several books on American cultural and religious history.

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