A well-written, meticulously researched book.
If there's one book of American history that I urge everyone to read this year, Susan Jacoby's "Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism" is that book.
Unfortunately, the people who need to read Freethinkers are just the people who will run screaming in fear from it while clasping the Bible to their bosoms.
This was especially interesting in its description of how freethought has coincided and interacted with other reform movements such as women's suffrage and abolition of slavery.Published 9 days ago by Douglas K. Smith
Susan Jacoby consistently produces clear, thoughtful, and well-researched works, and this book is no exception. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Paul Midden
This book contains a glimpse of American history that many Americans, other than the college educated in this subject, have never suspected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by W. Riedell
A very revealing history of secularism. Secularism has been much more widely accepted and practiced than it is today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terrell G. Bennett
A marvelous history of an all too brief era in American thought. The great and good iconoclasts like Bob Ingersoll and H.L. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Tyler
This is a scholarly work, and the author's involved sentence structure/writing style often required this reader to read a sentence or paragraph twice before fully comprehending. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jmfthird
This is a magnificent work that clarifies and emboldens secular humanists to stand their ground. A must read for everyone who cares for human civilization.Published 5 months ago by Allan Espinosa
Thoroughly engaging! Still amazingly relevant - more in fact now today. A prized hardcopy on my shelf! Can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this terrific read.Published 6 months ago by rob0bOy
Susan Jacoby is to be commended for putting together this wonderful book which provides a good historical foundation and understanding of how American secularism has influenced... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Obi