Religion in the Development of American Culture 1765-1840, by William Warren Sweet
Religion is a neglected area of American historiography. The point of view expressed by the late J. Franklin Jameson before the 1907 meeting of the American Historical Association—“He who would understand the American of past and present times . . . may find in the history of American religion the closest approach to the continuous record he desires”—has encountered few takers among American historians.
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