The Battle for the American Mind brings together religion, politics, ecomics, science, and literature to present a compelling history of the American people. In this brief and entertaining book, ted historian Carl J. Richard argues that there have been three worldviews that have dominated American thought-theism, humanism, and skepticism. By clearly explaining what Americans believed, exploring why they did so, and showing how that impacted the nation's development, Richard presents a unique portrait of the United States-past and present.
Carl J. Richard is professor of history at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is the author of The Founders and the Classics and Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World. He lives in Broussard, Louisiana.