Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Joyce Appleby's "Inheriting the Revolution"

Historian Joyce Appleby discusses her book, Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans. Her book is basically a social history of the first American generations that followed the American Revolution. She mentions how many of the changes of the early 19th century were NOT expected by American, but were unpredictable results of the American Revolution. One of those biggest changes that came, and that Appleby discusses in detail, is that of religion.

Enjoy the video.

2 comments:

Pinky said...

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There can be absolutely no doubt whatsoever about the heavy role religion has played and continues to play in the intellectual history of the United States as well as on each of us as individual Americans.
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Nothing seems to have had more influence on us than Christianity.
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Our Founding Fathers were surely aware of the danger a state religion presents to society. Thankfully, they blessed us with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

andrew said...

Thankfully they blessed us with those two documents pinky...and thankfully they left us their journals and notes so there would be no doubt as to what they believed was important in this life...

what is the bible?