Grassroots Reform in the Burned-over District of Upstate New York: Religion, Abolitionism, and Democracy
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.
Chapter One The Economy and Population in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
Chapter Two From Moral Desolation to Religious Institutionalism in Mexico Paris and Ithaca ...
Chapter Three The American Sunday School Union in Central New York
Chapter Four The American Sunday School Union in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
from Moral Suasion to Political Action
Chapter Six Abolitionism in the Mexico Paris and Ithaca
Chapter Seven Who Were These Reformers?
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