Religion in American History and Government Sunday, June 18, 2006 to Friday, June 23, 2006 Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

This course examines religion in American history and politics from the Revolution to the present. Its central concern is to understand how religion and politics have shaped each other and together shaped our history. Topics studied include religion and politics in the Revolution and Founding, religion and the coming and meaning of the Civil War, revivalism, fundamentalism, religion and the constitution and religion and modern American politics. Texts will include sermons and other primary sources, as well as selected interpretive essays, including selections from Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

Instructors: David Tucker is an Associate Professor of History at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has published on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and is the author of Skirmishes at the Edge of Empire, and co-editor of Statecraft and Power. Paul O. Carrese is Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy and author of The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone and the Rise of Judicial Activism.

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