Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion

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ABC-CLIO, 1998 - Religion - 466 pages
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This abundant, comprehensive encyclopedia is the first stop for information on women's contribution to American religion.


* Over 300 A–Z entries, many with illustrations, from abortion and birth control to peace movements and witchcraft

* Biographies of key figures such as Dorothea Dix, Margaret Fuller, Shirley MacLaine, and Sojourner Truth

* Entry bibliographies and cross references

* Detailed chronology

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Historian Benowitz has defined religion broadly, including not just well-established denominations but also "groups that some might consider quasi-religious, such as witches and ecofeminists." Each ... Read full review

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June Melby Benowitz, PhD, is a historian specializing in the role of women in United States history.

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