The Rude Hand of Innovation: Religion and Social Order in Albany, New York, 1652-1836
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The Rude Hand of Innovation: Religion and Social Order in Albany, New York, 1652-1836

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This path-breaking study analyzes the social and religious transformation of Albany, New York, from the town's colonial origins through industrialization in the early nineteenth century. Rather than see the transformation of traditional societies as a process of modernization, Hackett adopts a broader conception of religion as a cultural system and argues that culture infl...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published July 25th 1991 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1991)
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