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Freedom's Coming: Religious Culture and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era Hardcover – February 28, 2005

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"Freedom's Coming is an intriguing study and a welcomed addition to the literature on religion and social transformation." -- Journal of American History

"Harvey fills a significant void in the literature appraising southern religious life." -- Journal of Southern History

"[A] fascinating study of religion in the post-Civil War South. . . . [Harvey's] insightful, humane book deserves a wide readership." -- American Historical Review

Harvey's survey of both white and black Christianity through post-Civil War history is . . . excellent. -- Foreign Affairs, May/June 2005

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"Adds much to a rich literature on the South and religion."--Florida Historical Quarterly

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Paul Harvey is Professor of History and Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado and "blogmeister" of the Religion in American History blog at His personal webpage is at You can follow Paul on twitter @pharvey61. Paul is also the co-author of the new book The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in American History.

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