17th & 18th Centuries
20th Century Essays
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Ronald C. White, Jr., Liberty and Justice for All: Racial Reform and the Social Gospel.
Bradley W. Bateman, “Bringing in the State?: The Life and Times of Laissez-Faire in the 19th Century United States,” The Role of Government in the History of Political Economy. Steven Medema and Peter Boettke, eds. (HOPE supplement) Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
Ralph Luker, The Social Gospel in Black & White: American Racial Reform, 1885–1912. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Martin Marty, Protestantism in the United States: Righteous Empire. New York: Scribners, 1986.
J. Herbst, The German Historical School in American Scholarship: A Study in the Transfer of Scholarship. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1965.
Bradley W. Bateman, “Clearing the Ground: The Demise of the Social Gospel Movement and the Rise of Neoclassicism in American Economics,” The Transformation of American Economics: From Interwar Pluralism to Postwar Neoclassicism. M. Morgan and M. Rutherford, eds. HOPE supplement. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.
Donald K. Gorrell, The Age of Social Responsibility: the Social Gospel in the Progressive Era, 1900–1920. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1988.
Bradley W. Bateman, “Make a Righteous Number: Social Surveys, The Men and Religion Forward Movement, and Quantification in American Economics,” The Age of Economic Measurement. M. Morgan and J. Klein, eds. (HOPE supplement) Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
David Danbom, The World of Hope: Progressives and the Struggle for an Ethical Public Life. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1987.