Religion and Eighteenth-Century Revivalism
The books, articles, films, and websites in this section will enhance the materials included on our website for this era of American history. Many of the books are by the historians whose essays and lectures you have read and listened to here and offer in-depth studies of the topics that have caught your interest. The websites and other resources open new ways to explore American history and take advantage of new interpretations and new technologies to enhance classroom or at-home learning.
Juster, Susan. Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics & Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Bushman, Richard L. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.
Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Lambert, Frank. Inventing the “Great Awakening.” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.
Hoffman, Ronald, and Peter J. Albert, eds. Religion in a Revolutionary Age. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994.
Lovejoy, David S. Religious Enthusiasm in the New World: Heresy to Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.
May, Henry F. The Enlightenment in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Gaustad, Edwin S. The Great Awakening in New England. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957.
Stout, Harry S. The New England Soul: Preaching and Culture in Colonial New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Recommended Resources from Other Sub-Eras
Smith, Warren Thomas. John Wesley and Slavery. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.
Delbanco, Andrew. The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Yolen, Jane, and Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple. The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.