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Major Problems in American Religious History Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0395964199
ISBN-13: 9780395964194
Edition: 2000
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Description: This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source  More...

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List price: $141.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source notes, and suggested readings.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Approaches to American Religious History ESSAYS
Religious Vitality and Church-State Separation
America's Geographical Diversity Encourages Numerous Religious Denominations
Church Membership Has Increased Throughout American History, Especially in the Most Demanding Groups
Religious Outsiders and "Civil Religion&quot
European-Indian Encounters DOCUMENTS
Castillo Describes Cortes'
Replacement of Human Sacrifice with the Cult of the Virgin
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, a Spanish Castaway, Becomes an Indian healer, 1542
Discusses Death and Hell with Canadian Indians, 1610
Explains Rhode Island Indians' Language and Religion, 1643
Describes the Five Feasts by Which the Seneca Marked the Changing Seasons, c.1750
Tecaughretanego Explains Why the Great Spirit Sometimes Permits Men to Go Hungry Before Feeding Them, 1758
Describes the Delaware Indians' View of Bear Spirits, c.1750
Witnesses the Conversion of Thlinkit Indians to Christianity, c.1876 ESSAYS
American Indians' Nature Religion
Indians' Views of Christian Missionaries
Religious Life in the British Colonies: 1620-1700 DOCUMENTS
Outlines His Plan for a Godly Settlement, 1630
Sees God's Mercy and Judgment in New England's Changing Fortunes, 1654
Why Harvard College Was Founded, 1643
Maryland's Act of Religious Toleration, 1649
Anne Bradstreet Commemorates Two Childrens' Deaths in Poems of 1669
Gives Scriptural Justifications for His Pennsylvania Frame of Government, 1681
Describes the Troubles of the Anglican Church in Virginia, 1684
Advises John Richards on Detecting Witches, 1692 ESSAYS
The Puritans' Errand into the Wilderness
Anglicans in Virginia
Awakening and Revolution: 1730-1790 DOCUMENTS
Describes the Great Awakening in Northmapton, Massachusetts, 1738
Connecticut Farmer, Hears the Preaching of George Whitefield and Is Born Again (1741), 1765
Phillis Wheatley's Elegy at George Whitefield's Death, 1770
Explains His Religious Views in a Letter, 1756
Preaches the Revolutionary War as God's Test to Sinners, 1776
Jonathan Boucher's Loyalist Sermon Denounces the Revolution, 1775
Denounces War, 1776
Protests Persecution, 1777
Establishes Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1786 ESSAYS
The Great Awakening
How the Revolution Stimulated New Religious Movements
Religion in the Early Republic: 1790-1850 DOCUMENTS
Lucy Wight Meets Shaker Leader Mother Ann Lee, (c. 1780), 1826
Orestes Brownson Recalls His Quest for the Right Religion as a

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