A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1978 - Revivals - 210 pages
A quarter-century after its first publication, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, economy, and religion during the Second Great Awakening, and as a surprising portrait of a rapidly growing frontier city. The religious revival that transformed America in the 1820s, making it the most militantly Protestant nation on earth and spawning reform movements dedicated to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an especially powerful effect in Rochester, New York. Paul E. Johnson explores the reasons for the revival's spectacular success there, suggesting important links between its moral accounting and the city's new industrial world. In a new preface, he reassesses his evidence and his conclusions in this major work.
 

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The interplay of religion, politics and economy in the development of Rochester, NY based around the revival movement of Charles Finney in the early 1830s. Johnson makes the case that revivals were ... Read full review

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The early 1800s in America were a very interesting time. The Revolution was behind us and the population was moving inland. Most U.S. cities were concentrated around sea ports, but the vastness of the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
1 ECONOMY
15
2 SOCIETY
37
3 POLITICS
62
4 IMPASSE
79
5 PENTECOST
95
6 CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
116
AFTERWORD
136
Appendix A Occupational Groups
142
Appendix B Rochester Church Records
152
Notes
162
Acknowledgments
205
Index
209
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Paul E. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.

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