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Religion and War in America (AMSTUD 105R, HISTORY 154D, HISTORY 354D, RELIGST 105)


Scholars have devoted much attention to wars in American history, but have not agreed as to whether religion was a major cause or simply a cover for political, economic, and other motives. We will compare interpretations that leave religion out, with those that take it into account. We will also look at the impact of war on the religious lives of ordinary Americans. We will examine both secondary as well as primary sources, beginning with King Philip's War in the 17th century, and ending with the "War on Terror" in the present day.

Course ID: 
213 831
Letter or Credit/No Credit