Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Religion, Morality, and the Constitutional Order

Just out in the pamphlet series New Essays on American Constitutional History, co-produced by the American Historical Association and the Institute for Constitutional History, is Religion, Morality, and the Constitutional Order, by Linda Przybyszewski, Notre Dame History.  The AHA's website explains:
Historically, debates over the meaning of religious liberty in the United States have taken place largely at the local level. Linda Przybyszewski examines the origins of this sociopolitical custom and how it changed in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the Supreme Court opened the door to federal challenges to local religious interpretations of the First Amendment.