416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 20 halftones
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6264-0
Published: June 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-6265-7
Published: April 2021
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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Sweeping and explicitly transatlantic, Religion and the American Revolution demonstrates that if religion helped set the terms through which Anglo-Americans encountered the imperial crisis and the violence of war, it likewise set the terms through which both nations could imagine the possibilities of a new world.
About the Author
Katherine Carté (who previously published as Katherine Carté Engel) is associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, with affiliations in the Religious Studies department.
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“This book marks the full maturity of Atlantic history brought to bear on a subject of perennial interest: the place of religion in the American War of Independence. By focusing on ‘British imperial protestantism,’ Carté illuminates institutional religious life before, during, and after the Revolution on both sides of the Atlantic. It is simply a terrific book, a scholarly landmark that should decisively shape research on the subject for a very long time to come.”--Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
“An important contribution both to the history of religion in America and to the new literature on the imperial dimensions of the American Revolution. Carté carefully reconstructs the colonial transatlantic interconnections among protestants and reveals how the Revolution transformed protestantism in America.”--Andrew O’Shaughnessy, University of Virginia
“Was the United States founded as a ‘protestant nation’? Carté takes on one of the most enduring narratives in American history and decisively shows that Anglo-America’s protestant order did not survive the Revolution and its violent dismantling of empire. A strikingly fresh interpretation of the politics of church and state in an era of revolutionary change.”--Susan Juster, University of Michigan