The Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850

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Cornell University Press, 1950 - History - 383 pages
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During the first half of the nineteenth century the wooded hills and the valleys of western New York State were swept by fires of the spirit. The fervent religiosity of the region caused historians to call it the "burned-over district."

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Review: The Burned-Over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800 1850

User Review  - Oliver Bateman - Goodreads

A dated but thorough overview of the waves of religious enthusiasm that swept through NW New York during the 1830s. Some parts of Cross' survey are better than others--a more thorough discussion of ... Read full review

Review: The Burned-Over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800 1850

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Very interesting book of Western New York social history. Read full review

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