With the release of Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation coming up next month, it’s great to be seeing the book noticed and advertised.
I wanted to point to three places where the book has popped up recently.
First, word should be going out to the professional historians. The University of Virginia Press included a cover shot of the book in their advertisement in the Winter 2014 issue of the Journal of the Early Republic. Published by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, it would be great if scholars directly in the field read the book and took notice.
Second, I was pleased to see the book being mentioned to scholars of American evangelicals. Recently I received issue 87 of the Evangelical Studies Bulletin. This bulletin, published by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals has always been extremely valuable in tracking works in the field. I was delighted to see Patriotism and Piety listed as forthcoming in their books section. Now, this joy was bittersweet. There will be no more issues of the ESB, in its current form. Nonetheless, I’m grateful to have made a small mark on this publication before it disappeared.
Finally, the book got noticed on the web. On the Religion in American History blog, Paul Putz regularly tracks forthcoming books in American Religious History. I was glad to be present for his list of books for January-April 2015.
If this has gotten your attention, Patriotism and Piety is available for pre-order! Also, feel free to mention it to others!