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The Resource Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833, edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog

Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833, edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog

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Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833
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Disestablishment and religious dissent
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church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833
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edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog
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eng
Summary
  • On May 10, 1776, the Second Continental Congress sitting in Philadelphia adopted a Resolution which set in motion a round of constitution making in the colonies, several of which soon declared themselves sovereign states and severed all remaining ties to the British Crown. In forming these written constitutions, the delegates to the state conventions were forced to address the issue of church-state relations. Each colony had unique and differing traditions of church-state relations rooted in the colony's peoples, their country of origin, and religion. This definitive volume, comprising twenty-one original essays by eminent historians and political scientists, is a comprehensive state-by-state account of disestablishment in the original thirteen states, as well as a look at similar events in the soon-to-be-admitted states of Vermont, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Also considered are disestablishment in Ohio (the first state admitted from the Northwest Territory), Louisiana and Missouri (the first states admitted from the Louisiana Purchase), and Florida (wrestled from Spain under U.S. pressure). The volume makes a unique scholarly contribution by recounting in detail the process of disestablishment in each of the colonies, as well as religion's constitutional and legal place in the new states of the federal republic. - Publisher
  • "On May 10, 1776, the Second Continental Congress sitting in Philadelphia adopted a Resolution urging each of the British colonies in North America "to adopt such government as shall . . . best conduce" in response to the impending crisis with Great Britain. A suitable preamble was passed on the May 15 following, and Congress then directed that the document be released to the public. The Resolution of May 15 set in motion a round of constitution making in the colonies, several of which soon declared themselves sovereign states and severed all remaining ties to the British Crown. In forming these written constitutions, the delegates to the state conventions were forced to address the issue of church-state relations. Each colony had unique and differing traditions of church-state relations rooted in the colony's peoples, their country of origin, and religion, and the state constitutional framers had to confront the issue of religion, which many would have preferred to put off. This unique volume, comprising twenty-one original essays by eminent historians and political scientists, is a state-by-state account of disestablishment in the original thirteen states, as well as a look at similar events in the soon-to-be-admitted states of Vermont, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Also considered are disestablishment in Ohio (the first state admitted from the Northwest Territory), Louisiana and Missouri (the first states admitted from the Louisiana Purchase), and Florida (wrestled from Spain under U.S. pressure)"--
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illustrations
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BR516
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.D565 2019
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non fiction
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  • Esbeck, Carl H.
  • Den Hartog, Jonathan J.
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Studies in constitutional democracy
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  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • United States
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Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833, edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-426) and index
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volume
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Contents
Introduction : the task, methodology, and findings / Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog -- Disestablishment in New Jersey / John Fea -- Delaware : religious borderland / Evan Haefeli -- Church and state in Rhode Island / James S. Kabala -- The Pennsylvania experiment with freedom of conscience and church-state relations / David Little -- North Carolina : early toleration and disestablishment / Nicholas P. Miller -- Religious disestablishment in the state of New York / Kyle T. Bulthuis -- Disestablishment in Virginia, 1776-1802 / Carl H. Esbeck -- South Carolina / Miles Smith IV -- Disestablishment in Kentucky / Keith Harper -- Disestablishment in Tennessee / Edward R. Crowther -- Georgia : the thirteenth colony / Joel A. Nichols -- Church and state in Ohio, 1785-1833 / Michael S. Ariens -- Disestablishment in the Louisiana and Missouri Territories / Kevin Pybas -- In the interests of true religion : disestablishment in Vermont / Shelby M. Balik -- Church and state in Maryland : religious liberty, religious tests, and church disestablishment / Michael D. Breidenbach -- Connecticut : a land of steady habits / Robert J. Imholt -- Towns and toleration : disestablishment in New Hampshire / Brian Franklin -- Maine / Marc M. Arkin -- Florida / Nathan A. Adams IV -- The last American establishment : Massachusetts, 1780-1833 / John Witte Jr. and Justin Latterell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780826221933
Lccn
2019023253
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108787237
Label
Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833, edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the task, methodology, and findings / Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog -- Disestablishment in New Jersey / John Fea -- Delaware : religious borderland / Evan Haefeli -- Church and state in Rhode Island / James S. Kabala -- The Pennsylvania experiment with freedom of conscience and church-state relations / David Little -- North Carolina : early toleration and disestablishment / Nicholas P. Miller -- Religious disestablishment in the state of New York / Kyle T. Bulthuis -- Disestablishment in Virginia, 1776-1802 / Carl H. Esbeck -- South Carolina / Miles Smith IV -- Disestablishment in Kentucky / Keith Harper -- Disestablishment in Tennessee / Edward R. Crowther -- Georgia : the thirteenth colony / Joel A. Nichols -- Church and state in Ohio, 1785-1833 / Michael S. Ariens -- Disestablishment in the Louisiana and Missouri Territories / Kevin Pybas -- In the interests of true religion : disestablishment in Vermont / Shelby M. Balik -- Church and state in Maryland : religious liberty, religious tests, and church disestablishment / Michael D. Breidenbach -- Connecticut : a land of steady habits / Robert J. Imholt -- Towns and toleration : disestablishment in New Hampshire / Brian Franklin -- Maine / Marc M. Arkin -- Florida / Nathan A. Adams IV -- The last American establishment : Massachusetts, 1780-1833 / John Witte Jr. and Justin Latterell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780826221933
Lccn
2019023253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108787237

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