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The Second DisestablishmentChurch and State in Nineteenth-Century America
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The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Steven Green


The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America is a history of the development of church-state law during what may be called the “forgotten century.” Traditional accounts of church and state commonly discuss the events surrounding the drafting of the First Amendment to the Constitution and then shift to the modern era of church-state relations, which began with the involvement of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1940s and incorporation of the Bill of Rights. The events that connect the first disestablishment with twentieth-century incorporation have been ... More

Keywords: disestablishment, church, state, separationism, evangelical Protestantism, secularization, christian nation, American history, U.S. history

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195399677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Green, author
Center for Religion, Law and Democracy, Willamette
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