A very polite former student who is preparing for graduate school writes:
I know that you are busy. However, if you have a few moments, could you send me an e-mail with suggested readings for the field of American Religious History, particularly the pre-Civil War era?…Again, I know that you are busy but I would like to start building a foundation for my future studies while I have some free time.
Before I answer, I thought I would put this to my readers. What are the “must reads” that I should include on this list?