By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first book, A Shopkeeper's Millennium continues to be 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 becoming frontier urban. The non secular revival that remodeled the US within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant state on the earth and spawning reform activities devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had a particularly robust impact in Rochester, ny. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's fantastic luck there, suggesting vital hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new commercial global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his proof and his conclusions during this significant work.
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A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 by Paul E. Johnson