How new / distinctive is the role of religion in American life? ( for instance the Revolution, abolitionism, nativism)?

How new / distinctive is the role of religion in American life?

( for instance the Revolution, abolitionism, nativism)?

must include about civil war(especially at least two of R. Carwardine’s journal ‘Lincoln, evangelical religion, and american political culture in the Era of the civil war(1977)’ or J. howe(e.d.) ‘The role of ideology in American revolution(1970) ch.by Miler’ or W. Clebsch ‘from sacred to profane America: the role of religion in American history (1981)’)