Our Dear-Bought Liberty, with Michael Breidenbach
Historian Michael Breidenbach discusses his book, Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America, which looks at how English Catholics in Maryland helped to shape the American founding.
Dr. Michael Breidenbach is Associate Professor and Chair of History at Ave Maria University and Senior Affiliate for Legal Humanities at the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America, published by Harvard University Press, and is co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty, published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Breidenbach is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has held research positions at Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Villanova, and Penn. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a B.A. in History and American Studies. He lives in Southwest Florida with his wife Janice, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria, and their son.
More about Dr. Breidenbach's work at www.michaelbreidenbach.com/.