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The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Catherine A. Brekus


More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes the author of this book, to locate women in histories of American religion. Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged for heresy; Lizzie Robinson, a former slave and laundress who sold Bibles door to door; Sally Priesand, a Reform rabbi; Estela Ruiz, who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary—how do these women's stories change our understanding of American religious history and American women's history? In this collection, contributors explore how considering the religious history of Am ... More

Keywords: feminist movement, religion, Mary Dyer, religious history, Mormonism, women's rights, witchcraft trials, Judaism, Catholicism, Puritanism

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831021
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807867990_brekus


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine A. Brekus, editor

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