ROGER WILLIAMS AND THE CREATION OF THE AMERICAN SOUL: Church, State, and the Birth of LibertyEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Biography of Roger Williams (1603-1683), the 17th-century rebel whose ideas led to the formation of the Rhode Island colony on the American continent.Popular historian Barry (The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, 2004, etc.) planned to write a book about America during after World War I, with the narrative built around the role of religion in public life. But as he ... Read full review
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I learned a lot reading this book about the early 1600s. It is well-researched, quotes a lot of the original sources, and does an excellent job showing the connections between the different actors in both England and the New World. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about the roots of American views on religion and history buffs.