Reform Persuasions in Chapter 12
Ambiguity: "excited by the new possibilities that economic growth was
providing" but "painfully aware of the dislocations that it was creating"
Impulses: "optimistic faith in human nature" and "desire for order and control"
Sources: "divinity of the individual"and "Protestant revivalism"
- Charles Finney
- from New York's "burned-over district"
- not schooled, not sectarian
- morality, personal experience
- Rochester 1830 - intense
- women, temperance
- Women's rights
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Quakers
- Seneca Falls declaration
- Lyman Beecher
- total abstinence - 6 Sermons 1825
- American Temperance Society 1826
- pledge, boycotts, legislation
- Maine law 1851
- Horace Mann
- Benevolent Empire - Perkins School
- Dorothea Dix
- Abolition of Slavery
- William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass
- Uncle Tom's Cabin sentimental novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- H. D. Thoreau, G. P. Marsh, T. Ewbank, E. L. Magoon
- Niagara Falls, Central Park, Yosemite
revised 8/15/05 | Class