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

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Routledge, Jan 21, 2014 - History - 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.
 

Contents

Chapter One The Economy and Population in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
3
Chapter Two From Moral Desolation to Religious Institutionalism in Mexico Paris and Ithaca ...
27
Chapter Three The American Sunday School Union in Central New York
61
Chapter Four The American Sunday School Union in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
107
from Moral Suasion to Political Action
129
Chapter Six Abolitionism in the Mexico Paris and Ithaca
161
Chapter Seven Who Were These Reformers?
193
Conclusion
209
Economy and Population of Mexico Paris and Ithaca
215
Reformers in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
223
Compiled Data on Reformers in Mexico Paris and Ithaca
231
Bibliography
241
Index
247
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Judith Wellman

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