The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Synopsis

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. In this collection of 12 essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics - including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Catherine A. Brekus
  • Marilyn J. Westerkamp
  • Elizabeth Reis
  • Emily Clark
  • Janet Moore Lindman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chapel Hill, NC
Publication year:
  • 2007