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From border South to solid South: Religion, race, and the making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830--1880
This dissertation demonstrates the central role of proslavery theology in the politics and collective identity of white American southerners---not just before, but also during and after the Civil War. It examines, more ...
Religion, reason, responsibility: James Martineau and the transformation of theological radicalism in Victorian Britain, 1830--1900
This dissertation is a study of the shifting presence of religious groups in nineteenth-century British public life. It concentrates on Unitarians, a denomination little studied by historians but who were one of the key ...
Discovering England: G. K. Chesterton and English national identity, 1900--1936
G. K. Chesterton (1874--1936), an English journalist and man-of-letters, gained an broad audience for his cultural criticism in the first decades of the twentieth century. This dissertation presents an explanation for ...
Depression and the Catholic church: A genealogy of accommodation and subject-formation
A genealogy of institutional Catholic discourse on depression reveals a strategic process of epistemic accommodation that supports the construction of the condition as a spiritual and moral problem. The hierarchy defends ...