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The Chautauqua Moment: Protestants, Progressives, and the Culture of Modern Liberalism, 1874-1920
     

The Chautauqua Moment: Protestants, Progressives, and the Culture of Modern Liberalism, 1874-1920

by Andrew Chamberlin Rieser
 

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New York History - Thomas N. Baker
The Chautauqua Moment is a rich, multi-faceted exploration of one of the... Most influential and elusive movements... Students of state history will learn much from The Chautauqua Moment.

Reviews in American History - Amy Kittelstrom
Destined to be a seminal text not only on the Chautauqua moment but also on... the progressive-era white middle class.

H-Net Reviews - Paul Hillmer
Rieser winsomely and insightfully presents and analyzes the flaws, the merits, and the contradictions... of the Chautauqua movement.

The Annals of Iowa
As the first critical analysis of this influential social movement, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the process of creation of white, middle-class identity and the assertion of the hegemony by that class.

New York History
The Chautauqua Moment is a rich, multi-faceted exploration of one of the... Most influential and elusive movements... Students of state history will learn much from The Chautauqua Moment.

— Thomas N. Baker

Reviews in American History
Destined to be a seminal text not only on the Chautauqua moment but also on... the progressive-era white middle class.

— Amy Kittelstrom

H-Net Reviews
Rieser winsomely and insightfully presents and analyzes the flaws, the merits, and the contradictions... of the Chautauqua movement.

— Paul Hillmer

The Journal of American History - Robert D. Johnson
Andrew C. Rieser breaks new ground in his sophisticated and exhaustive treatment of Chautauqua. Rieser's breadth of topics is impressive.

The Journal of American History
Andrew C. Rieser breaks new ground in his sophisticated and exhaustive treatment of Chautauqua. Rieser's breadth of topics is impressive.

— Robert D. Johnson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231501132
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
Religion and American Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
11 MB
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David A. Hollinger
A captivating, convincing, and fresh analysis of one of the most important cultural institutions of late-19th and early-20th century America.

Ross Mackenzie
The book is outstanding. The Chautauqua movement was a dominant force in the religious, political and cultural life of the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As such, it deserves the brilliant and penetrating history that Andrew Rieser has here provided. More cogently, 'the original Chautauqua'must now face and respond to the sharp critique that Rieser brings, for his critique applies even more forcibly in contemporary American religion, culture, and politics than it did a century and more ago.

Michael Kazin
The Chautauqua Moment is studded with insights about both cultural and political history and is as elegantly crafted as a Gilded Age mansion. Finally, we have a book worthy of an institution that, in its long heyday, taught, entertained, and influenced a majority of Americans.

Meet the Author

Andrew C. Rieser is a past fellow of the Pew Program in religion and American history at Yale University and has taught at several universities in New York and the Midwest.


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