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Religion in American History

This course is an introduction to the central themes and issues in the history of American religion, as this subject matter had been discussed and interpreted by historians. It will acquaint students with the internal life of the nation’s diverse religious institutions, and it will attempt to draw connections between these religious experiences and the history of the wider society and culture of the United States.


This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.

Tony Fels

University of San Francisco

Public College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, American Studies, History

General Comparative Traditions
Religous Tradition

Immigration/Refugees, Race/Ethnicity

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