By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first e-book, A Shopkeeper's Millennium is still a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith in the course of the moment nice Awakening, and as a stunning portrait of a quickly transforming into frontier urban. The non secular revival that remodeled the United States within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant country on the earth and spawning reform routine devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely robust influence in Rochester, manhattan. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's staggering luck there, suggesting very important hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new business global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his facts and his conclusions during this significant paintings.
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A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 by Paul E. Johnson