"Thomas Kidd has succeeded well in providing a high quality American history text that integrates the usual political and social history with its religious dimensions. Kidd writes in a clear accessible manner and is always well informed. He is judiciously balanced in his evaluations."
George Marsden, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame
"Thomas Kidd, who has written excellent books on historical individuals like Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry, now explores the entirety of American history in this carefully researched and clearly written text. It is an ideal book for students new to American history as well as for older readers who would like a sprightly, objective, and discerning refresher."
Mark Noll, professor of history emeritus, University of Notre Dame, and research professor of history, Regent College