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Abrams, Ray H. Preachers Present Arms. New York: Round Table Press, 1933.

Cherry, Conrad. Rushing Toward Zion: Universities, Divinity Schools, and American Protestantism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Darwin, Charles. Origin of Species. 1859.

Gladden, Washington. Working People and their Employers. 1876.

Rauschenbusch, Walter. Christianity and the Social Crisis. New York: Macmillan, 1907.

Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York Scribner’s, 1890.


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