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This book overall is impeccably well written with very straightforward goals and ambitions.
The historical profession remains largely incapable of documenting and validating the role of spiritual activity within the human condition.
Hatch is not the latest treatment of American Christianity in the early national period, but it is one of the best.
Hatch has offered a superb analysis of an often overlooked era of American religion, what he refers to as the "early republic" (1780-1830), and the populist, democratic... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Greg Coates
Gave great insight and depth to the topic at hand. It was well written and a joy to read. I will read it again soon.Published 9 months ago by gidolgibor
At the beginning of his book The Democratization of American History, Nathan Hatch makes his subject and purpose absolutely clear:
"This book is about the cultural... Read more
Nathan O. Hatch makes sure that every reader knows his purpose for this book after the first sentence. Read more
A socialist perspective of Christianity. Plus it lumps Mormons and evangelicals together as if they were one in the same. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Neftali De Jesus
Hatch is not the latest treatment of American Christianity in the early national period, but it is one of the best.Published 17 months ago by Robert J. Clark
This book traces the rise of independent churches and church groups/denominations early in the 19th Century. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by JNH
Good book, very fact filled and well researched. The author was very knowledgeable about the subject, however it was a little more detailed than I wanted. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Steven H. Hoskins
Hatch's seminal work on the Second Great Awakening and the impact of the establishment of democracy on Christianity in this country is an intriguing look at a critical period in... Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Rodney Thomson