Religious and Political Loyalties in the Early Modern and Modern West

AHA Session 143
Saturday, January 5, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Continental A (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
Susan Juster, University of Michigan
The Price of Loyalty: Sacrifice, Citizenship, and Democracy
Jonathan L. Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley
Changing Loyalties: Religious Conversion and the American Revolution
Mark Valeri, Washington University in St. Louis
Religious Identity and Alternative Nationalism: Mormonism in a Global Context
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Juster, University of Michigan

Session Abstract

This panel concerns the relationships among religious and political loyalties. Jonathan Sheehan addresses sacrifice and virtuous citizenship in the eighteenth-century age of republican politics. Mark Valeri considers religious conversion, national affiliation, and American independence. Laurie Maffly-Kipp describes the multiple nationalisms of global Mormonism in the nineteenth century.
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