The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists

The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists Beginning with overviews of the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism Hankins details the wider impact these spiritual revolutions had on antebellum America s social political racial and ge

  • Title: The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists
  • Author: Barry Hankins
  • ISBN: 9780313318481
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beginning with overviews of the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Hankins details the wider impact these spiritual revolutions had on antebellum America s social, political, racial, and gender matters Twenty four concise and informative biographical sketches follow, providing glimpses into the lives of key figures from the period, such as Transcendentalist AmoBeginning with overviews of the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Hankins details the wider impact these spiritual revolutions had on antebellum America s social, political, racial, and gender matters Twenty four concise and informative biographical sketches follow, providing glimpses into the lives of key figures from the period, such as Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott, feminist pioneer Susan B Anthony, clergyman Lyman Beecher, tireless evangelizer Peter Cartwright, southern abolitionists and women s rights activists Sarah and Angelina Grimke, and the messianic slave preacher and revolt leader Nat Turner A dozen annotated primary documents give the reader a feel for the period in the language of the time poetry, essays, lectures, letters and other sources are used A glossary helps readers with unfamiliar terms and ideas A bibliography and index are also included.

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    1. «The Second Great Awakening set the tone for evangelical Protestantism's hegemony that would last until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when large numbers of Roman Catholic and Jewish immigrants began to challenge the Protestant consensus the Awakening forged.» The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists, p 48 Barry Hankins"Seeing that Barry Hankins has a biography coming out on Francis Schaeffer, I found another of his books which promises an interesting scope. Sin [...]

    2. A survey of both the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism. The story of the Grimke sisters and the early women's rights movement's connections to abolitionism has been handled better by Kathryn Kish Sklar's "Women's Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement". Just sort of skims the surface, really. Also, about half the page count is primary documents (which is fine) and biographies of figures mentioned in the text. Overall: meh.

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