The Resource The diary of Isaac Backus, edited by William G. McLoughlin

The diary of Isaac Backus, edited by William G. McLoughlin

Label
The diary of Isaac Backus
Title
The diary of Isaac Backus
Statement of responsibility
edited by William G. McLoughlin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American historians have long realized that the Baptist minister Isaac Backus (1724-1806) played a signal role in the separation of church and state in New England, but his diary, here published for the first time, makes clear as well his importance as a leader and spokesman of the small dissenting sect that would become after 1800 the largest Protestant denomination in the nation. The diary, covering the sixty-year span from the First to the Second Great Awakening, describes the campaigns he and his colleagues waged for religious liberty and for the propagation of their religious principles." (p. xv) Isaac was a direct descendant in the fifth generation of English immigrant William Backus Sr., who settled in Saybrook, Connecticut in 1637. Issac died before New England abandoned religious taxation (Connecticut in 1818, Massachusetts in 1833), but before his death he was certain New England would eventually switch to Thomas Jefferson's position of separation of church and state
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6495.B32
LC item number
A33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The diary of Isaac Backus, edited by William G. McLoughlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [1619]-1663
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. 1741-1764.--v. 2. 1765-1785.--v. 3. 1786-1806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
3 volumes (xxxvii, 1780 pages)
Isbn
9780870571480
Lccn
76012018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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99186529940001161
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04956680
  • (OCoLC)ocm04956680

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