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“This is far more than a study of local history, and more even than a provocative interpretation of the social sources of religious revivalism. It is a brilliant pioneering assault upon the most important unaddressed problem in American historiography--how our society and very personalities were transformed by the rapid advance of the capitalist market in the earlier nineteenth century.” ―Charles Sellers, University of California, Berkeley
“Johnson's book is indispensable for any understanding of the evangelical revival and related reform movements in New York's 'burned-over' district. No less important, Professor Johnson has brilliantly fused the quantitative methods of the 'new social history' with a sparkling style and an imaginative reconstruction of social reality. Both in substantive conclusions and as a model for future regional studies, A Shopkeeper's Millennium is one of the freshest and most exciting books I have read in the past few years.” ―David Brion Davis, Yale University
Paul E. Johnson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, is co-author, with Sean Wilentz, of The Kingdom of Matthias. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and Onancock, Virginia.
Paul E. Johnson uses his book, A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837, to examine the causes of the Second Great Awakening from a Marxist... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard D. Deverell
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just what my husband wanted, he found the book very interesting.Published 10 months ago by Ruby L Bird
So boring for a teenager. I bought this for a class obviously, I wouldn't recommend this for any normal human being for leisure.Published 13 months ago by Riley
An extraordinary work for those who would like to see if the so-called Second Great Awakening was, in fact, much of an awakening of souls at all, or if it was no more than an... Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. Lee
This book has come under some scrutiny for its assertions, however I found it to be enlightening and informative. Mr. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Christina Neely
This book was alright. I had to read it for a history class. I would recommend it to someone who likes history.Published 23 months ago by Karina
This is one of the textbooks my daughter needed for her college class. It is one she will keep.Published on September 21, 2008 by Susan Cogdill-Lindsey