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American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology

Joseph K Kosek


Despite the centrality of separation of church and state in American government, religion has played an important role in the nation's politics from colonial times through the present day. This essential anthology provides a fascinating history of religion in American politics and public life through a wide range of primary documents. It explores contentious debates over freedom, tolerance, and justice, in matters ranging from slavery to the nineteenth-century controversy over Mormon polygamy to the recent discussions concerning same-sex marriage and terrorism. Bringing together a diverse rang ... More

Keywords: American government, religion, American politics, freedom, tolerance, justice, church, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300203516
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300203516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph K Kosek, editor
George Washington University