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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
James H. Hutson, ed.
Reviewer: 
William Breitenbach

Breitenbach on Hutson, 'Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America'

James H. Hutson, ed. Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. viii + 213 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-9434-1.

Reviewed by William Breitenbach (Department of History, University of Puget Sound) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2001)

Wall Papers

Wall Papers

Author: 
Mechal Sobel
Reviewer: 
Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe

Hambrick-Stowe on Sobel, 'Teach Me Dreams: The Search for Self in the Revolutionary Era'

Mechal Sobel. Teach Me Dreams: The Search for Self in the Revolutionary Era. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04949-6.

Reviewed by Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary ) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2001)

Author: 
Lucia McMahon, Deborah Schriver, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sharon Braslaw Sundue

Sundue on McMahon and Schriver, 'To Read My Heart: The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810-1811'

Lucia McMahon, Deborah Schriver, eds. To Read My Heart: The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810-1811. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. viii + 429 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3549-4.

Reviewed by Sharon Braslaw Sundue (Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2001)

Author: 
Ann Lee Bressler
Reviewer: 
Leslee K. Gilbert

Gilbert on Bressler, 'The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880'

Ann Lee Bressler. The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880. Religion in America Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. vii + 204 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-512986-1.

Reviewed by Leslee K. Gilbert (Department of History, St. Mary's University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2001)

Universalism's Precarious Balance

Universalism's Precarious Balance

Author: 
Mark S. Schantz
Reviewer: 
Daniel P. Jones

Jones on Schantz, 'Piety in Providence: Class Dimensions of Religious Experience in Antebellum Rhode Island'

Mark S. Schantz. Piety in Providence: Class Dimensions of Religious Experience in Antebellum Rhode Island. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000. xiii + 280 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-2952-1.

Reviewed by Daniel P. Jones (New Jersey State Archives) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2001)

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