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The author then documents Spanish expansion in the region and the establishment of the missions, and chapters follow focus on rebellion and demographic crisis at the end of the seventeenth-century, changes in the region following the rebellions of the 1690s, and the state of the missions in the 1740s that led to the decision to voluntarily secularize the older missions in the region.
City officials, who are reluctant to remove the monument, are trying to come up with a plan to secularize the display by adding other elements.
all of them who have tried to secularize America--I point the finger in their face and say, `You helped this happen.
Roberts and Turner have written a sparkling intellectual history of how the nineteenth-century professoriate helped secularize American universities.