U.S. History

2011 Virginia Festival of the Book Panel: "The Founding Fathers and Religion"

John Fea; John Ragosta; Barbara Clark Smith

About the Program

From the 2011 Virginia Festival of the Book, a panel on the American Revolution and role played by religion in the founding of the United States.  The participating authors are: Barbara Clark Smith, author of "The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America,"  John Fea, author of "Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?," and John Ragosta, author of "Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty."

About the Authors

Barbara Clark Smith

Barbara Clark Smith is the curator of political history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  She is the author of "After the Revolution." 


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John Fea

John Fea is an associate professor of American history and chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.  He is the author of "The Way of Improvement Leads Home."    


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John Ragosta

John Ragosta is an instructor at the University of Virginia School of Law. 


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2011 Virginia Festival of the Book Panel: "The Founding Fathers and Religion"

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