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Up-to-date one-volume edition of a standard text
For decades students and scholars have turned to the two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America for access to the most significant primary sources relating to American religious history from the sixteenth century to the present. This fourth edition—published in a single volume for the first time—has been updated and condensed, allowing instructors to more easily cover the material in a single semester.
With more than a hundred illustrations and a rich array of primary documents ranging from the letters and accounts of early colonists to tweets and transcripts from the 2016 presidential election, this volume remains an essential text for readers who want to encounter firsthand the astonishing scope of religious belief and practice in American history.
Edwin S. Gaustad (1923–2011) was professor emeritus of history and religious studies at the University of California, Riverside.
Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame.
Heath W. Carter is associate professor of history at Valparaiso University and coeditor (with Mark Noll) of the Library of Religious Biography series.
“A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. . . . The best sourcebook available to contemporary students and general readers.”
— Religious Studies Review
“A treasure chest containing varied essentials of our country’s past.”
— Library Journal
“Covers the entire spectrum of the American religious experience. . . . The short chapter introductions and bibliographic essays are uniformly excellent.”