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Natural Law, Imperialism, and the Birth of Free Exercise Jurisprudence

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  1. Rick Garnett says:

    Nate, congrats on a very interesting paper. You have given me, and others, a new, additional way to think about “what’s going on” in Reynolds. It seems to me that “the story” is a complicated one — some of it is related to Reconstruction; some to nationalism and nativism (polygamy and “priestly slavery” represented threats by Mormons and Catholics to the freedom hard-won in the Civil War and post-War amendments), etc. And, your paper makes me think, some of it is (related) “imperialism.”