Category: Religion, Spirituality, & Beliefs


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The Struggle for Religious Freedom in America

By: A.J. Scopino & Jr.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: History Compass,

This collection of documents introduces the reader to efforts of Americans over the past 350 years to practice and observe their religious beliefs -- along with the writings of those who would deny them those rights. Included are excerpts regarding Roger Williams, the Jews who found safe haven in Rhode Island, the Quakers, Native Americans, Jehovah's Witnesses, our first Catholic president, Black Muslims, and more. Key court cases are also documented. The excerpts cover ... View more info

The Missouri Harmony: or a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, and Anthems

By: Allen D. Carden Introduction by Shirley Bean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 1994

The Missouri Harmony was the most popular of all frontier tunebooks, with a history going back to 1820, when singing master Allen Carden introduced it into his St. Louis school. The 185 selections in The Missouri Harmony, compiled from earlier tunebooks, were old favorites used in churches and singing schools which sometimes convened in taverns. Abraham Lincoln and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, are said to have sung from The Missouri Harmony at her father's tavern in New... View more info

Necessary Virtue: The Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England

By: Charles P. Hanson

Price: $12.96

Publisher: University of Virginia Press,

Virulent anti-Catholicism was a hallmark of New England society from the first Puritan settlements to the eve of the American Revolution and beyond. Thus America's tactical decision during the Revolution to form alliances with Catholics in Canada and France ignited an awkward debate. The paradox arising out of this partnership has been left virtually unexamined by previous historians of the Revolution.In Necessary Virtue Charles P. Hanson explores the disruptive effe... View more info

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List of Emigrant Ministers to America 1690-1811

By: Gerald Fothergill

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books,

This work represents a list of approximately 1,200 prelates and teachers on whose behalf a warrant was issued between the years of 1690-1811. When King William came to power in the late 1600s he initiated a policy paying a bounty of £20 to every Minister and Schoolmaster of the Church of England who was authorized to serve in the British colonies in the Americas. Fothergill has compiled this list from a class of records housed at the Public Records Office known as Money... View more info

Places of Worship: Exploring Their History

By: James P. Wind, (Alban Institute)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press, March 1990

Whether Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples, or the gathering places for other faiths, buildings designed for worship are significant to both their own community of believers and their larger communities. Coming to understand the history of places of worship, therefore, is an essential element in understanding the historical fabric of these communities.Places of Worship offers the abundant insights of an experienced historian of A... View more info