By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first book, A Shopkeeper's Millennium is still a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, financial system, and faith in the course of the moment nice Awakening, and as a shocking portrait of a quickly becoming frontier urban. The spiritual revival that remodeled the US within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant country in the world and spawning reform events 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 remarkable luck there, suggesting vital hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new commercial international. 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