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Resource Guide:
American Religious History

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • United States--Religion
  • United States -- Religion -- Sources
  • United States--Religious life and customs
  • Freedom of religion -- United States
  • United States / History / Civil War, 1861-1865 / Religious aspects
  • Christianity and politics
  • African Americans--Religion
  • Mormon Church -- History OR Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
  • RELIGION / Judaism / History OR Judaism--United States--History
  • Jews--United States--History
  • RELIGION / Islam / History OR Islam--United States--History
  • Muslims--United States--History
  • Religion--Study and teaching--United States

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • The North Star: a journal of African-American religious history
  • American Jewish Archives Journal
  • First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
  • Extension: Awakening the Mission Spirit in America
  • History of religions
  • Journal of Religion

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Founding faith : providence, politics, and the birth of religious freedom in AmericaBL 640 .W35 2008
Religion in American life : a short historyBL 2525 .B88 2011
A documentary history of religion in AmericaBL 2525 .D63 2018
A reason for faith : navigating LDS doctrine and Church history BX 8635.5 .R43 2016
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century AmericaBX 8645 .F58 2012
The religious life of Robert E. Lee / R. David CoxE 467.1 .L4 C77 2017
Catholic Confederates : faith and duty in the Civil War SouthE 489 .K73 2020
The FBI and religion : faith and national security before and after 9/11HV 8144 .F43 F264 2017
Brown Church : Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and IdentityeBook 2020
Ethics in the Age of the Spirit : Race, Women, War, and the Assemblies of GodeBook 2019
Rosenberg by Any Other Name, A : A History of Jewish Name Changing in AmericaeBook 2018
The Practice of Islam in America : An IntroductioneBook 2017
Then We'll Sing a New Song : African Influences on America's Religious LandscapeeBook 2012
Religion Enters the Academy : The Origins of the Scholarly Study of Religion in AmericaeBook 2011