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.
Arguing the points of this book to a neighborhood priest often left me speechless in bewilderment at the way he could spiral his words into a profound (to him) nonsense. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Limey Smokejumper
An excellent overview of the secularist movement and it's impact on religious and feminist history.Published 1 month ago by Pen Name
Explains in simple terms what this country was founded on, and it wasn't Christian principles.Published 1 month ago by TravelBart
In today's society, the media and religious news loves to trumpet those "New Atheists" who have suddenly appeared on the scene and are extremely vocal about their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Calladus
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 1 month ago by Douglas K. Smith
Susan Jacoby consistently produces clear, thoughtful, and well-researched works, and this book is no exception. Read morePublished 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 5 months ago by D. Tyler