Steven P. Miller, historian and author of Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South, recently commented on the work of historian Derek Chang for the blog Religion in American History. Chang's new book Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century focuses on a racially charged issue in U. S. history, citizenship and national identity, through the lens of religion. Miller wrote, ". . .we should keep religion at the center of discussions about historical
understandings of American-ness (not the most original of proposals, to
be sure, as other contributors to this blog have been doing so for quite
some time!). Chang’s book is a welcome additional step in that
Miller's post is available at the Religion in American History blog.