Religious Studies | North American Religious History: Religion, Society, and Culture in Early America
R635 | 3662 | Stephen Stein
NOTE: This course is cross-listed with History H650 and American
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.