Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination

Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination

by Robert H. Abzug
     
 
In the forty years before the Civil War, America rang with the cry of reform. Abolitionist stormed against the cruelties of slavery. Temperance zealots hounded producers and consumers of strong drink. Sabbatarians fought to make Sunday an officially recognized sacred day. Women's rights activists proclaimed the case of physiological and spiritual self-reform:

Overview

In the forty years before the Civil War, America rang with the cry of reform. Abolitionist stormed against the cruelties of slavery. Temperance zealots hounded producers and consumers of strong drink. Sabbatarians fought to make Sunday an officially recognized sacred day. Women's rights activists proclaimed the case of physiological and spiritual self-reform: phrenology, vegetarianism, spiritualism, and miscellaneous others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195037524
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/14/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Robert H. Abzug is Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at the University of Texas. His books include Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, and Passionate Liberator: Theodore Dwight Weld and the Dilemma of Reform.

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