Founding Sins: How a group of antislavery radicals fought to put Christ into the Constitution
Despite being one of North America's smallest religious sects, the Covenanters found their way into every major revolt. They were God's rebels--just as likely to be Patriots against Britain as they were to be Whiskey Rebels against the federal government. As the nation's earliest and most avowed abolitionists, they had a significant influence on the fight for emancipation. In Founding Sins, Joseph S. Moore examines this forgotten history, and explores how Covenanters profoundly shaped American's understandings of the separation of church and state.
Oxford University Press
Covenanters, christian nation, Presbyterian, religious sect, abolitionist, church and state
Christian Denominations and Sects | History of Religion | United States History
Moore, Joseph S., "Founding Sins: How a group of antislavery radicals fought to put Christ into the Constitution" (2015). Gardner-Webb Faculty and Staff Book Gallery. 5.