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

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Debates over the proper relationship between church and state in America tend to focus either on the founding period or the twentieth century. Left undiscussed is the long period between the ratification of the Constitution and the 1947 Supreme Court ruling in Everson v. Board of Education, which mandated that the Establishment Clause applied to state and local governments ...more
Hardcover, 462 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Alyse
May 06, 2015 Alyse rated it really liked it
Overall this is a good telling of exactly how church and state were separated between the 1700-1900s in the US. A little hard to struggle through at some points, but overall I would say read it if it is what you are looking for!
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Nov 18, 2015 Adam Sweatman rated it liked it
Thoughtful and thorough, can get a bit dense, but is useful for thinking about the process of negotiating church and state interactions in the 19th century.
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