Religions of America

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Religions of America

A Gale Primary Sources archive featuring collections that trace the history and unique character of religious movements that originated in or were re-shaped by the United States and Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The collection pays especially close attention to America’s unique role as a birthplace for new religious movements, especially after World War II, to capture the varieties of the American religious experience. Coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Branch Davidians
  • Christian Identity movement
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Free Peoples Temple
  • Magick
  • Moorish Science Temple of America
  • New Age
  • Neo-Paganism
  • New Thought movements
  • Occult groups
  • Theosophy
  • Shakers
  • Spiritualism
  • Wicca

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