Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier [NOOK Book]

Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Religion
Moral Geography does a great service by introducing those who felt the tension between new and old orders.

— Kathleen Flake

Books & Culture
Amy DeRogatis' sketch of moral geography on the American frontier has opened up a rich and fertile vein of scholarship.

— David N. Livingstone

Religious Studies Review
Innovative new study of the religious settlement of Connecticut's "Western Reserve."... A model of interdisciplinary scholarship, and her new study will enjoy wide readership.

— Douglas L. Winiarski

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Interesting and innovative... Most readers of Moral Geography will appreciate DeRogatis's attempt to 'read' material sources in seeking to understand the landscape of the Western Reserve.

— Lydia Huffman Hoyle

Journal of American History - Gregory Nobles

Moral Geography provides a much better guidebook to the region and its religion, and DeRogatis never lets us get lost, taking us along a scholarly path that seems both familiar and fresh at the same time.

Regster of the Kentucky Historical Society - Lydia Huffman Hoyle

Interesting and innovative... Most readers of Moral Geography will appreciate DeRogatis's attempt to 'read' material sources in seeking to understand the landscape of the Western Reserve.

Ohio History - William H. Bergmann

...the brief narrative here does little justice to the nuanced deconstruction of maps, letters, biography, and travel literature that comprises the heart of DeRogatis's work. From close readings of these texts she has skillfully teased out a language in her sources...

Journal of American History
Moral Geography provides a much better guidebook to the region and its religion, and DeRogatis never lets us get lost, taking us along a scholarly path that seems both familiar and fresh at the same time.

— Gregory Nobles

Regster of the Kentucky Historical Society

Interesting and innovative... Most readers of Moral Geography will appreciate DeRogatis's attempt to 'read' material sources in seeking to understand the landscape of the Western Reserve.

— Lydia Huffman Hoyle

Ohio History
...the brief narrative here does little justice to the nuanced deconstruction of maps, letters, biography, and travel literature that comprises the heart of DeRogatis's work. From close readings of these texts she has skillfully teased out a language in her sources...

— William H. Bergmann, University of Cincinnati

Journal of Religion - Kathleen Flake

Moral Geography does a great service by introducing those who felt the tension between new and old orders.

Books & Culture - David N. Livingstone

Amy DeRogatis' sketch of moral geography on the American frontier has opened up a rich and fertile vein of scholarship.

Religious Studies Review - Douglas L. Winiarski

Innovative new study of the religious settlement of Connecticut's "Western Reserve."... A model of interdisciplinary scholarship, and her new study will enjoy wide readership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231508599
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Religion and American Culture
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author


Amy DeRogatis is assistant professor of religious studies at Michigan State University.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Benevolent Design: Mapping the Landscape 15
2 Models of Piety: Protestant Missionaries on the Frontier 61
3 The Moral Garden of the Western World: Bodies, Towns, and Families 90
4 Geography Made Easy: Geographies and Travel Literature 127
5 A Beacon in the Wilderness: Moral Inscriptions on the Landscape 157
Conclusion: Moral Geography 181
Notes 185
Bibliography 217
Index 235
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