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The Old Puritan and a New Nation

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of the literature on the founding era, in general, and Sherman, specifically. It shows that his colleagues thought very highly of him, and concludes with a brief ... More


Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers: An Introduction

Daniel L. Dreisbach

in Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199987931
eISBN:
9780190624286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987931.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The American founders who fought for and secured independence from Great Britain read the Bible and incorporated it into their political discourse. Indeed, the Bible was referenced more frequently in ... More


Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Daniel L. Dreisbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199987931
eISBN:
9780190624286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987931.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Bible was featured prominently in the political discourse of the American founding era (approximately the last third of the eighteenth century). It was a widely respected and referenced text, ... More


Deism and the Founders

Darren Staloff

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/9780199843336.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Among the issues most debated by historians of the American founding is the extent to which the founders were influenced by orthodox Christianity or Deism. Deism, or “the religion of nature,” is a ... More


The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102314
eISBN:
9780300128963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102314.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers a constitutional and historical survey of American territorial expansion from the founding era to the present day. The authors describe the Constitution's design for territorial ... More


Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times

Cynthia A. Kierner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835524
eISBN:
9781469601762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882504_kierner
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph (1772–1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was ... More


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