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The Founding Fathers’ Own Views on Religion

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents documents on the religious views of the following: Thomas Jefferson, 1787, 1803; John Adams, 1810, 1813; Benjamin Franklin, 1771, 1790; Thomas Paine, 1776; Patrick Henry, 1796; ... More


The Invention of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Popular Declaration

William B. Warner

in Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter describes two innovations: the town of Boston’s institution, on November 2, 1772, of a standing committee of correspondence and that committee’s development of a new genre of political ... More


Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

William B. Warner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061375
eISBN:
9780226061405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061405.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the political initiative through a set of interrelated innovations in communication. To ... More


Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. It revisits the country’s major ... More


As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. This book presents ... More


Revolutionary Rhetoric

Mark A. Noll

in In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492–1783

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190263980
eISBN:
9780190456849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263980.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides different revolutionary orations to demonstrate the profuse rhetorical deployment of the Scripture for the evocation of political sanctions. The phrase, ‘give me liberty or give ... More


The Antifederalists and Religion

Donald L Drakeman

in Faith and the Founders of the American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199843336
eISBN:
9780199362417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843336.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the religious affiliations and interests of those who opposed the ratification of the US Constitution and the extent to which their opposition was motivated by religious ... More


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