From the Publisher
"A useful review of religious freedom for general readers and lower-division undergraduates."
"[T]houghtful and well-written account . . . explores the origins and traces the development of America's religious liberty, the underlying principle of the policy of church and state separation . . . Given the timeliness of this subject, as well as the ongoing need to be ever-vigilant about matters of church and state, this work would be a valuable addition to high school and college libraries."
American Reference Books Annual
Urofsky (public policy and history, Virginia Commonwealth U.-Richmond) offers a reference to high school and undergraduate students who are beginning research into debates about religious freedom in the US. After describing the origins and development of the concept and the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the Constitution, he provides a list of key people, cases, and events; the texts of relevant documents; a chronology; a table of cases; and an annotated bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\