Church and State in America: A Bibliographical Guide The Colonial and Early National Periods

Church and State in America: A Bibliographical Guide The Colonial and Early National Periods

Church and State in America: A Bibliographical Guide The Colonial and Early National Periods

Church and State in America: A Bibliographical Guide The Colonial and Early National Periods

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Introduction by John F. Wilson Church-State Issues in the Period of the Civil War by William F. Deverell Church-States Issues in Reconstruction and the Culture of the Southern States by Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr. Social Justice in an Industrial Society by Mark S. Massa Immigration and Urbanization: Changing Patterns of Religious and Cultural Authority by Richard Hughes Seager Church and State at the Turn of the Century: Missions and Imperialism, Bureaucratization, and War, 1898-1920 by James D. Beumler Church-State Issues in the Twenties and Thirties by Richard D. Horn America Emerges as a World Power: Religion, Politics, and Nationhood, 1940-1960 by James D. Beumler Religion and the Nation: 1960 to the Present by David Harrington Watt Religion and Education: 1870 to the Present by John W. Lowe, Jr. Religion and Law in the United States: 1870 to the Present by Winnifred F. Sullivan Women and Religion in America, 1870-1920 by Elizabeth B. Clark Index Contributors

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John F. Wilson

This volume and its sequel are designed to survey the historiographical resources that bear on the church-state issue in American culture. Taken together, they will contain twenty-two chapters, sixteen devoted to review of largely period-defined literatures, and three double chapters concerned with education, law, and gender relations as fundamental to structures of authority in the society. The chapters of this first volume concern the subject from the colonial settlements to the Civil War and those of the second volume pursue it in the subsequent century and more. Each of these twenty-two chapters consists of both an essay, which analyzes the literature relevant to the church-state question in the period or topic under review, and a listing of selected books, journal articles, primary sources, and critical bibliographies. In general, references are to works of the last quarter century, supplemented by a very few older publications which continue to be important. The authors are current or recent graduate students familiar with the respective periods or topics because of their specialized studies.

Attention to the church-state issue has been episodic in our national history, often directly reflecting the social tension aroused when religious interests have been manifestly linked to political controversies. What we clearly lack is responsible literature, written from historical and comparative perspectives, on the relation of religious authorities and actions to political regimes and interests in America. With this in mind, the Princeton Project on Church and State, under the guidance of a steering committee of historians, has sought to make a start in creating the library that will meet that need. In so doing, we hope to permit a fuller appreciation not only of our past but also of our present, and perhaps make a contribution to our collective futures. The resources to be developed, which will include a number of monographs, an overall survey, and a legal casebook, will provide a more nuanced and self-conscious understanding of the issue in American history than has hitherto been available. The . . .

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