Christopher Grasso (NHC Fellow, 2016–17)

Project Title

Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War

College of William & Mary

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2016–17

Christopher Grasso completed the research, wrote four chapters and an epilogue, and completed revisions for Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War, to be published by Oxford University Press. He also researched and drafted two chapters for a biography of John R. Kelso entitled Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso (under contract with Yale University Press). He edited and wrote the index for the memoir Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War (Yale University Press, 2017). He revised an essay "Religion, Rhetoric, and Revolution: The Preaching of New England's Whig Clergy" for Rhetoric, Independence, and Nationhood, 1760–1810, edited by Stephen E. Lucas (Michigan State University Press, forthcoming) and wrote "World and Ground" with Peter C. Mancall for William and Mary Quarterly (vol. 74, no. 2, 2017).