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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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Dr. Kate Carté is a Professor of History specializing in early American and Atlantic history, particularly the history of religion and its intersection with politics. She is the author of Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History, which was awarded the 2022 Outler Prize from the American Society of Church History. She is also 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 an SAR Distinguished Visiting Professor at Kings College, London and the Georgian Papers Program, 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 early modern Atlantic world, especially as it intersects with political and economic developments.

Recent Publications

Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History (Chapel Hill and Williamsburg, University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute, 2021).

“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