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Author Fessenden, Tracy.

Title Culture and redemption : religion, the secular, and American literature / Tracy Fessenden
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 337 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents Protestantism and the social space of reading. Legible dominion: Puritanism's new world narrative ; Protestant expansion, Indian violence, and childhood death: the New England primer ; From disestablishment to consensus: the nineteenth-century Bible wars and the limits of dissent ; Conversion to democracy: religion and the American Renaissance -- Secular fictions. From Romanticism to race: Uncle Tom's cabin ; Mark Twain and the ambivalent refuge of unbelief ; Secularism, feminism, imperialism: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the progress narrative of U.S. feminism ; F. Scott Fitzgerald's Catholic closet -- Afterword: American religion and the future of dissent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-321) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Christianity and culture -- United States.
Religion and literature -- United States.
Secularism -- United States.
United States -- Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400837308 (electronic bk.)
9781400837304 (electronic bk.)