A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in by Paul E. Johnson

By Paul E. Johnson

A quarter-century after its first ebook, A Shopkeeper's Millennium continues to be a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic system, and faith through 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 state on the earth and spawning reform routine devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely robust impression in Rochester, big apple. 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 business international. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his facts and his conclusions during this significant work.

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