Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy

Author(s): 
Volk, Kyle G.
ISBN: 
9780199371914
Date published: 
June 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£22.99

This book unearths the origins of popular minority-rights politics in American history. Focusing on controversies spurred by grassroots moral reform in the early nineteenth century, it shows how a motley array of self-understood minorities reshaped American democracy as they battled laws regulating Sabbath observance, alcohol, and interracial contact.