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American Reformers, 1815-1860, Revised Edition

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For this new edition of American Reformers 1815-1860, Ronald G. Walters has amplified and updated his exploration of the fervent and diverse outburst of reform energy that shaped American history in the early years of the Republic. Capturing in style and substance the vigorous and often flamboyant men and women who crusaded for such causes as abolition, temperance, women's ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 31st 1997 by Hill and Wang (first published 1978)
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Frank Stein
May 06, 2010 Frank Stein rated it really liked it
A great book that shows exactly how enamored antebellum Americans were with every variety of reform, from dietary to antislavery. As Emerson said, everyone at the time seemed to have a plan for reforming all of society in his back pocket.

Not surprisingly, Walters traces the urge back to the evangelical movement (and even earlier protestant ministers, back in 1710 Cotton Mather in "Bonifacius: An Essay Upon the Good" urged his readers to create their own "REFORMING SOCIETIES" devoted to moral upl
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Oct 11, 2016 Lynette Lee (J.Kirby) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history-books
This book goes into the political and social stages of Jacksonian America. Ronald G. Walters describes reformation and radicalism issues from slavery, women's rights, religion, and scientific theories. Furthermore, Walters illustrates how reformers and radicals shaped and formed these theories, and how these theories paly a significant role in America today. It's a must have for any historical library.
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Jul 23, 2008 Wisteria Leigh rated it liked it
American history,2008-Winter,antebellum,social reformers,abolitionists,womens' rights,temperance,TAH,non-fiction
Lesley
Mar 14, 2011 Lesley rated it liked it
Interesting read, but to all you footnote readers out there....there are no footnotes. Kind of disappointing to learn knowing that the book is written by a JHU professor.
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