Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nardo, Don Religious Beliefs in Colonial America

Nardo, Don Religious Beliefs in Colonial America
Lucent Books see Gale/Cengage 2010 96p 33.45
978-1-4205-0266-4 ms/hs E-BN
Lucent Library of Historical Eras(Gale/Cengage)

North American religions are presented from an historical perspective, specifically up to and including those present during Colonial America. These include, but are not limited to Native American beliefs, Catholicism, Judaism and African beliefs. Well documented history of the early religious beliefs found in North America. The writing is lucid and the information provided well documented. There are a lot of references throughout this book to primary source documents, most often with excerpts from these documents. Illustrations work well with the material being addressed where they appear. The author also brings in a lot of sidebars that further inform the reader about associated text items. For instance, the “Common Themes in Indian Religion,” page 19, “Prison Time for Swearing,” page 37, and “Ticks and Biting Horse Flies,” page. 67. The book is obviously well researched as indicated with the many notes found at the end of the book. Also included is a timeline, and resource for obtaining more information both print and from the internet. Fisher, Lynn

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