History | Colloquium in United States History
H650 | 2792 | Stein


Above section meets with REL R635 and AMST G620

TOPIC:  RELIGION, SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN EARLY AMERICA

This colloquium will focus on the variety of distinctive social and
cultural settings in which religion played a significant role in
early America in the period from colonization to the Civil War.
Included in the readings will be studies dealing with Native
American, African-American, and Spanish American religion as well as
with topics relating to popular religion, including witchcraft,
evangelicalism, and spiritualism, and with issues linking religion
and politics (revolution, slavery, and women's rights). Colloquium
members will prepare a bibliographical essay on an appropriate topic
of their own choice.