Religion in American History | Rowman & Littlefield
Religion in American History
No mere artifact of the past, religion remains a defining feature of U.S. culture, inspiring both reform and reaction, unwavering devotion and righteous indignation. Its distinctive American contours have evolved over centuries of interaction between an expanding multitude of faiths. This series will publish rigorous and engaging work on U.S. religious experience with particular emphasis on its historical roots. It will consider episodes of conflict, patterns of cooperation, and the evolving relationship between religion, politics, and other social institutions. The ebb and flow of tolerance and intolerance, the twentieth-century surge in religiosity, the more recent rise of the “nones” (the religiously unaffiliated), and the intersections of secular and sacred will be important themes. Monographs and edited volumes will be welcome and tailored for appeal to a broad scholarly audience.

Editor(s): Chris Beneke ( and Christopher S. Grenda (
Advisory Board: Sarah Barringer-Gordon, Kate Carte Engel, Maura Jane Farrelly, Steven K. Green, Mark David Hall, Paul Harvey, Monica Najar, and Randall Stephens
Staff editorial contact: Sydney Wedbush (