The Christian History

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Title

The Christian History

Publisher

Thomas Prince

Date

March 5, 1743

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

By 1740, the non-indigenous population of the American colonies numbered nine hundred thousand.  Their ancestors emigrated to the New World to practice freedom of worship, so it is not surprising that the first magazine in America to last more than a year was devoted to religion. Published between 1743 and 1745, each issue contained defended “the [evangelical] revival spirit of the Great Colonial Awakening [by Jonathan Edwards] against mounting criticism by conservatives.”