There is an “American Way” to religion and race unlike anyplace else in the world, and the rise of religious pluralism in contemporary American (together with the continuing legacy of the racism of the past and misapprehensions in the present) render its understanding crucial. Paul Harvey’s Bounds of Their Habitation, the latest installment in the acclaimed American Ways Series, concisely surveys the evolution and interconnection of race and religion throughout American history. Harvey pierces through the often overly academic treatments afforded these essential topics to accessibly delineate a narrative between our nation’s revolutionary racial and religious beginnings, and our increasingly contested and pluralistic future. Anyone interested in the paths America’s racial and religious histories have traveled, where they’ve most profoundly intersected, and where they will go from here, will thoroughly enjoy this book and find its perspectives and purpose essential for any deeper understanding of the soul of the American nation.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; November 2016
- ISBN: 9781442236196
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- Title: Bounds of Their Habitation
Series: American Ways
- Author: Paul Harvey
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
"An incredibly timely and accessible work, Bounds of Their Habitation narrates American history in a manner that is concise and expansive. This is a helpful and approachable text not only for scholars and their students, but also for any reader interested in the dynamic power of religion and race in American culture. Prompting readers to consider the implications of history for the present day, Bounds of Their Habitation is an important book for both the public sphere and classrooms."
About The Author
Paul Harvey is professor of history at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and the author of Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (R&L 2011).