Synopses & Reviews
Charting the history and geographic development of the major American religions, this atlas displays in detail the intimate relationship between American religion and the events that formed the nation. These maps explore a wide range of American creeds, encompassing such diverse groups as the English Puritan settlers, the Catholic immigrants of the 19th and 20th-centuries, and the African American Southern Baptist movement.
Using full color maps and illustrations, "The Routledge Historical Atlas of American Religion" examines the changing peoples and creeds that have greatly affected the course of American life. Starting with the religions of Native Americans and moving from the Puritanism of the early English settlers to the Catholicism of immigrants of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the Southern Baptism of African Americans during Reconstruction to the more contemporary phenomena of Scientology and the Unification Church, this atlas presents the expansive history and geography of religion in America in vibrant, visual detail. Also inlcludes 50 color maps.
3701 Includes bibliographical references (136-137) and index.