Grassroots Reform in the Burned-Over District of Upstate New York: Religion, Abolitionism, and Democracy

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Routledge, Jan 20, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
Before the Civil War, upstate New York earned itself a nickname: the burned-over district.African Americans were few in upstate New York, so this book focuses on reformers in three predominately white communities. At the cutting edge of revolutions in transportation and industry, these ordinary citizenstried to maintain a balance between stability and change.

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