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Virginians Reborn: Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century Hardcover – March 11, 2008
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An excellent book: well written, solidly grounded in archival research, contextualized in both the history and historiography, vigorously argued, and judiciously revisionist.(John BolesRice University, author of Autobiographical Reflections on Southern Religious History)
By focusing attention on the compatibilities rather than the conflicts between Baptist values and those of the Virginia mainstream [Spangler] inverts the traditional approach and provides critical new insights...This very fine study deserves to serve as a touchstone for emerging new interpretations of the rise of evangelicalism and its place in the origins of the New South.(Randolph Ferguson Scully, George Mason University American Historical Review)
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Jewel L. Spangler is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Calgary and a former assistant editor of The Papers of James Madison.
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