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The Resource Objects of devotion : religion in early America, Peter Manseau

Objects of devotion : religion in early America, Peter Manseau

Label
Objects of devotion : religion in early America
Title
Objects of devotion
Title remainder
religion in early America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Manseau
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Objects of Devotion: Religion in Early America tells the story of religion in the United States through the material culture of diverse spiritual pursuits in the nation's colonial period and the early republic. The beautiful, full-color companion volume to a Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition, the book explores the wide range of religious traditions vying for adherents, acceptance, and a prominent place in the public square from the 1630s to the 1840s. The original thirteen states were home to approximately three thousand churches and more than a dozen Christian denominations, including Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Congregationalists, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Quakers. A variety of other faiths also could be found, including Judaism, Islam, traditional African practices, and Native American beliefs. As a result, America became known throughout the world as a place where, in theory, if not always in practice, all are free to believe and worship as they choose. The featured objects include an 1814 Revere and Sons church bell from Salem, the Jefferson Bible, wampum beads, a 1654 Torah scroll brought to the New World, the only known religious text written by an enslaved African Muslim, and other revelatory artifacts. Together these treasures illustrate how religious ideas have shaped the country and how the treatment and practice of religion have changed over time. Objects of Devotion emphasizes how religion can be understood through the objects, both rare and everyday, around which Americans of every generation have organized their communities and built this nation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manseau, Peter
Dewey number
277.3/07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR520
LC item number
.M3628 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
Label
Objects of devotion : religion in early America, Peter Manseau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New England -- The Mid-Atlantic -- The South -- Beyond the borders
Control code
ocn957021554
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781588345929
Lccn
2016038040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)957021554
Label
Objects of devotion : religion in early America, Peter Manseau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New England -- The Mid-Atlantic -- The South -- Beyond the borders
Control code
ocn957021554
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781588345929
Lccn
2016038040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)957021554

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