Author : Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 13 : 9780195162189
Total Pages : 328 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (218 download)
Book Synopsis Under the Cope of Heaven by : Patricia U. Bonomi
Download or read book Under the Cope of Heaven written by Patricia U. Bonomi and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2003 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds an abundance of religious vitality through the colonial years among clergy and churchgoers of diverse religious background. The book also explores the tightening relationship between religion and politics and illuminates the vital role religion played in the American Revolution. A perennial backlist title first published in 1986, this updated edition includes a new preface on research in the field on African Americans, Indians, women, the Great Awakening, and Atlantic history and how these impact her interpretations.