ERIC Number: ED106170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Freedom of Religion. American Issues in Perspective: A Documentary Approach.
Worton, Stanley N.
The historical development of First Amendment freedoms and recent events refining their interpretation, particularly in regard to religious freedom, are presented in this first of a series of three books on the Bill of Rights. The book contains primary sources dealing with freedom of conscience and religious liberty from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with brief descriptive analyses and student study questions. Chapter one is an introduction to the issue of religious freedom. Chapters two and three describe the development of religious freedom up through the time of the writing of the Constitution. Chapters four and five examine how religious institutions and doctrines responded to new economic and social needs of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. Chapters six and seven provide selections from court cases in the 20th century defining religious expression and the relationship between the church and state. Other books in the series include "Freedom of Assembly and Petition" and "Freedom of Speech and Press." (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Freedom of Speech, Government Role, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Political Science, Primary Sources, Religion, Religious Discrimination, Religious Education, Secondary Education, State Church Separation, United States History
Hayden Book Co., Inc., 50 Essex Street, Rochelle Park, N.J. 17662 ($4.06)
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