Documentary History of Religion in America (2nd Ed) (Vol 1)
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Its value confirmed by widespread textbook use for over a decade, this volume, the first of a two-volume work, contains a rich variety of fascinating documents_letters, sermons, court records, personal narratives, and the like_that chronicle the multifaceted drama of American religious history. This second edition features updated bibliographies throughout.
A selection of primary documents on religious practices and beliefs in North America, including representations of Native American and slave religions, Catholicism, Christianity, and Judaism. Each chronological section includes an introduction and suggestions for further reading.
Edwin S. Gaustad is a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. He is a noted church historian and the author of over a dozen books, including " The Great Awakening in New England, Dissent in American Religion, " and " A Religious History of America."