A History of Religion in America

From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century

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Bryan F. Le Beau
  • New York, NY: 
    , September
     268 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 End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the end of the American Civil War to religion in post 9/11 America. The volume explores major religious groups in the United States and examines the following topics: 

  • The aftermath of the American Civil War
  • Immigration’s impact on American religion
  • The rise of the social gospel
  • The fundamentalist response
  • Religion in Cold War America
  • The 60’s counterculture and the backlash
  • Religion in Post-9/11 America

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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