Leilah Danielson, Marian Mollin, Doug Rossinow

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The religious left has a long, rich, and continuous history in the United States from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century. Although the power of the religious right in recent times is far better known, the religious left is anything but new. From the 1870s to the 1980s and beyond, Americans of diverse backgrounds and religious faiths worked to transform their society to make it conform to their faith-based visions of righteousness, peace, equality, liberation from oppressive structures and traditions, and social unity. The religious left has been a basic component of both American radicalism and American civic religion throughout modern American history. This volume draws on emerging scholarship to rectify the neglect of this religious left tradition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
ISSN (Print)2634-6559
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6567

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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