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Utilizing a wide variety of sources—laws, court cases, church records, sermons, political tracts, diaries, newspapers, and government records—Frost traces the development of religious freedom in Pennsylvania from the founding of the colony up to World War II.
Acknowledgements; Introduction: the Pennsylvania traditions of religious liberty; 1. The creation of religious liberty in early Pennsylvania; 2. Pacifism and religious liberty; 3. The clergy and religious liberty; 4. Religious liberty in the revolution; 5. Religious liberty and the republic; 6. Politicians debate religious liberty; 7. The churches and religious liberty; 8. The legal implications of religious liberty; 9. Religious liberty and the Catholic and Jewish minorities; Epilogue: the dismantling; Notes; Bibliography; Index.