Religion in the Modern American West, by Ferenc Morton Szasz

From the vistas of Albuquerque, where for three decades he has taught intellectual history at the University of New Mexico, Ferenc Morton Szasz has set his sights on exploring a subject neglected by many historians of America's West: religion. He laments that even the "new" Western history that has reinvigorated the study of the region has had very little to say about the important part religion has played in the story. This book counters the trend in the work on the region and in the historical profession as a whole by asking what people, institutions and themes emerge when religion is placed at the center of the story.

 

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