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

Matthew Harris and Thomas Kidd (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Whether America was founded as a Christian nation or as a secular republic is one of the most fiercely debated questions in American history. This book offers an examination of the essential ... More


After the War

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By wars' end, dissenters had still not achieved full religious liberty, with continuing administration of some social and governmental activities granted to Anglican vestries; yet, with the necessity ... More


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


Constitution and Ratification

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/9780195326499.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the following documents: Benjamin Franklin's prayer request at the Constitution Convention—and the response, 1787; Luther Martin's Questions why there is no religious oath in ... More


The Illinois

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Patrick Henry ordered Col. George Rogers Clark to take the Illinois country for Virginia in January 1778. Using Fort Pitt information and Spanish support secured by Henry, his Illinois Regiment ... More


Artists’ Biographies

Estill Curtis Pennington

in Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126128
eISBN:
9780813135458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126128.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The second part of this book is comprised of short biographies of portrait artists working in Kentucky in the years from 1802–1920. The artists included have appeared in previous art historical ... More


Merely Rhetorical: Virtual Democracy in William Wells Brown's Clotel

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter illustrates how Brown's understanding of the oratorical forms of rhetoric including addresses, debates, and speeches depends upon recognizing how he distinguishes “rhetoric proper” from ... More


Coda

Matthew G. Schoenbachler

in Murder and Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125664
eISBN:
9780813135373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125664.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Samuel Q. Richardson was shot dead by John U. Waring. Eleven years later, the psychopathic Waring was himself murdered. Three years after Beauchamp's hanging, John Pope was appointed territorial ... More


“The Worst Instrument of Arbitrary Power”

Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer

in The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726071
eISBN:
9781501726088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726071.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Grenville’s program of “reform” was first and foremost a legal one—a thorough review of colonial law, the enforcement of old laws and the passage of new laws adapted from older models. It was ... More


Religion

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role religious leaders played in persuading Kentuckians to support the war effort and in ministries at Camp Taylor during the war. For many religious leaders, the war was a ... 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


Weakening the Bonds of Empire

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190850487
eISBN:
9780190850517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850487.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes a series of cases between 1735 and the 1760s in which members of the legal profession opposed royal officials and royal policies and in the process articulated a body of ... More


Weakening the Bonds of Empire

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Patterns of compromise and respect for colonial and imperial government concerns began to fray in the mid-1730s, thereby weakening the bonds of empire. A major event was the widely published Zenger ... More


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