"A thorough yet succinct account of the rise of religious pluralism amidst the birth of a new nation.... Establishes a valuable foundation to examine the religious roots of the 13 original colonies."--Today's Librarian
"There is a tendency in secondary American history textbooks to paint religion in colonial America as a type of grey, monolithic, uniformity. As Jon Butler so clearly and succinctly in his "Religion in Colonial America" informs us, nothing could be further from the truth....As current American society becomes more religiously diverse, Jon Butler's "Religion in Colonial America" is an important reminder that as a people, we have always been religiously diverse."--Religious Studies in Secondary Schools
About the Author
Jon Butler is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Howard R. Lamar Professor of American History, Yale University.