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Southern Methodist University
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Early America, American Revolution, American Religion, Atlantic History, Religion and the American Revolution
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About Me

Dr. Kate Carté is an Associate Professor of History specializing in early American and Atlantic history, particularly the history of religion and its intersection with politics. Prior to coming to SMU in 2012, she was associate professor of history and Rothrock Fellow at Texas A&M University.  She is the author (as Carté Engel) of Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America, which was awarded the 2010 Dale W. Brown Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. She has been a Charles A. Ryskamp Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, an affiliate fellow of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, a Franklin Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, and a Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Her research and teaching interests center on the role of religion in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world, especially as it intersects with political and economic developments. Her current project, Religion Transformed, examines the impact of the American Revolution on religion and politics in the Anglo-American world.

Recent Publications

“Connecting Protestant in Britain’s Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Empire,” William & Mary Quarterly, January 2018, 75(1), 37-70.

“Dissent in the Atlantic World after the American Revolution,” in Vol II of A History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Andrew Thompson, ed., (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2018), 200-221.

“Revisiting the Bishop Controversy,” in Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman, eds., The Revolution Reborn (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), 132-49.

The Founding Fathers in Modern America,” in Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk, eds., Faith in the New Millennium (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), 7-24.

Triangulating Religion and the American Revolution through Jedidiah Morse,” Common-place, 15.3, May 2015.

Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, paper 2011).

2010 Dale W. Brown Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, awarded by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.

“The SPCK and the American Revolution: The Limits of International Protestantism,” Church History, March 2012, 8(1), 77-103.

“Moravians in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World,” Journal of Moravian History, 12(1), Spring 2012, 1-19.

“Religion and the Economy: New Methods for an Old Problem,” Early American Studies 8(3), Fall 2010, 482-514.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Religion