By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first e-book, A Shopkeeper's Millennium continues to be a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith through the moment nice Awakening, and as a stunning portrait of a swiftly growing to be frontier urban. The non secular revival that remodeled the US within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant country on the earth and spawning reform pursuits devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely robust impact in Rochester, ny. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's unbelievable good fortune there, suggesting vital hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new commercial global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his facts and his conclusions during this significant work.
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Extra info for A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837
Works at the revival of 1830-31 are pointed out in bankruptcy V, observe 34. four Perry Miller, The lifetime of the brain in the United States: From the Revolution to the Civil conflict (New York, 1965), 28. five Gilbert Hobbs Barnes, The Anti-Slavery Impulse, 1830-1844 (New York, 1964). 6 The literature on revivalism and reform is tremendous. For contemporary surveys, see John L. Thomas, “Romantic Reform in the USA, 1815—1860,” American Quarterly 17 (Winter 1965), 656-81; Lois W. Banner, “Religious Benevolence as Social keep an eye on: A Critique of an Interpretation,” magazine of yankee historical past fifty five (June 1973), 23—41; Ronald G. Walters, American Reformers, 1815—1860 (New York, 1978). 7 those reports are mentioned within the Afterword. For the main thorough of them, see Paul Faler, “Cultural points of the economic Revolution: Lynn, Massachusetts Shoemakers and business Morality, 1826-1860,” exertions heritage 15 (Summer 1974), 367—94. eight Bernard Wishy, the kid and the Republic (Philadelphia, 1968); Anne L. Kuhn, The Mother’s position in adolescence schooling (New Haven, 1947). nine Lee Benson, the concept that of Jacksonian Democracy: long island as a try Case (Princeton, 1961); Ronald P. Formisano, The beginning of Mass Political events: Michigan, 1827—1861 (Princeton: 1971); Paul Kleppner, The pass of tradition: A Social research of Midwestern Politics (New York, 1970); Richard Jensen, The profitable of the Midwest: Social and Political clash, 1888—1896 (Chicago, 1971); S. M. Lipset, Revolution and Counterrevolution: switch and endurance in Social constructions (Garden urban, 1970), 305—73. 10 Donald G. Mathews, “The moment nice Awakening as an Organizing approach, 1780—1830,” American Quarterly 21 (Spring 1969), 23—43; T. Scott Miyakawa, Protestants and Pioneers: Individualism and Conformity at the American Frontier (Chicago, 1964); and Rowland Berthoff, An Unsettled humans: Social Order and affliction in American historical past (New York, 1971), 235—74, rigidity migration and social instability as reasons of revivals. prestige anxieties and/or resentments are significant topics of William G. McLoughlin, smooth Revivalism: Charles Grandison Finney to Billy Graham (New York, 1959), and Bernard Weisberger, They amassed on the River. the tale of the good Revivalists and Their influence upon faith in the USA (Boston, 1958). the main perceptive and innovative fresh stories have established at the difficulties of younger self-definition. See Joseph F. Kett, “Growing Up in Rural New England, 1800—1840,” in Tamara A. Hareven, ed. , nameless americans: Explorations in Nineteenth-Century Social background (Englewood Cliffs, N. J. , 1971), 1—16; Joseph F. Kett, “Adolescence and adolescence in Nineteenth-Century America,” in Theodore ok. Rabb and Robert I. Rotberg, eds. , The family members in background: Interdisciplinary Essays (New York, 1971), 95—110; Nancy F. Cott, “Young ladies within the moment nice Awakening,” Feminist stories three (Fall 1975); and Lois W. Banner, “Religion and Reform within the Early Republic: The position of Youth,” American Quarterly 23 (December 1971), 677—95. Writing from in the Protestant culture, church historians glance to the disestablishment of kingdom church buildings and the consequent theological and organizational lodging to well known democratic principles.