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BH-50520-12
Heaven on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival, and Social Reform in America
Jennifer Dorsey, Siena College

Grant details: https://apps.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=BH-50520-12

New York's Burned-over District A Documentary History (Book)
Title: New York's Burned-over District A Documentary History
Editor: Jennifer Hull Dorsey
Editor: Spencer W. McBride
Abstract: In New York's Burned-over District, Spencer W. McBride and Jennifer Hull Dorsey invite readers to experience the early American revivals and reform movements through the eyes of the revivalists and the reformers themselves. Between 1790 and 1860, the mass migration of white settlers into New York State contributed to a historic Christian revival. This renewed spiritual interest and fervor occurred in particularly high concentration in central and western New York where men and women actively sought spiritual awakening and new religious affiliation. Contemporary observers referred to the region as "burnt" or "infected" with religious enthusiasm; historians now refer to as the Burned-over District. New York's Burned-over District highlights how Christian revivalism transformed the region into a critical hub of social reform in nineteenth-century America. An invaluable compendium of primary sources, this anthology revises standard interpretations of the Burned-over District and shows how the putative grassroots movements of the era were often coordinated and regulated by established religious leaders.
Year: 2023
Primary URL: https://worldcat.org/title/1376427722?oclcNum=1376427722
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781501770548
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Conscription, Charity, and Citizenship in the Early Republic: The Shaker Campaign for Alternative Service (Article)
Title: Conscription, Charity, and Citizenship in the Early Republic: The Shaker Campaign for Alternative Service
Author: Jennifer Dorsey
Abstract: This article examines Shaker protests against the New York militia laws (1845-1846) and their advocacy for alternative civilian service in the early American Republic.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009640715001389
Secondary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24736164
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Church History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The Shakers and the Perfecting Spirit in Early America" (Book Section)
Title: "The Shakers and the Perfecting Spirit in Early America"
Author: Jennifer H. Dorsey
Editor: Benjamin E. Park
Abstract: The Blackwell Companion to American Religious History consists of roughly thirty original essays on critical themes and topics in American religious history. There will be three primary points of emphasis: the centrality of religion to American cultural, political, social, racial, gender, and intellectual history; the diversity of religious expressions across regions, races, and denominations; and the role of religion in eras of historical change. Though more microhistorical in approach, and historically bound in framework, chapters will glean broader lessons concerning the volume's larger themes and address questions typically asked in American history courses. The recent generation of scholars have produced a plethora of exciting and revisionist interpretations in the field, and this volume will condense and explain them for anew generation of readers. In a world still struggling to define the parameters of pluralism, this edited collection provides both a historical genealogy for the various traditions as well as meaning for its many expressions. A Companion to American Religious HIstory will serve as a resource for teachers, especially those who do not teach American religious history but who wish to expose their students to the significance, variety, and malleability of America's religious past
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/1158508691
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Book Title: The Blackwell Companion to American Religious History
ISBN: 9781119583707


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