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The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

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More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, 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 ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by University of North Carolina Press (first published March 28th 2007)
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May 15, 2016 Jeremy rated it liked it
Shelves: church-stuff, history
This book wasn't what I was looking for, but it was still interesting. I was looking for a survey of women in religious history. This was a collection of essays, primarily focused on very narrow case studies which could potentially spark a reframing of how we understand and approach certain aspects of religious history in America. There were a couple of broader essays, but a survey was never the intent of the editor.

That said, if you are interested, the essays are intriguing, though I think a co
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