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Published: 19 May 2010

272 Pages | 10 B/W halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195388060

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Wellspring of Liberty

How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

John A. Ragosta

  • Reveals the dramatic extent of discrimination and persecution visited on religious dissenters in Virginia before the war.
  • Crosses colonial, Revolutionary, and early republican history.
  • Supports a very broad reading of the religion clauses of the First Amendment in the face of a growing judicial and historical challenge.
  • Controversial perspective on the first amendment.