Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

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Popular literature and frontier studies stress that Americans moved west to farm or to seek a new beginning. Scott Rohrer argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian community, reform, or all three. He examines the migration patterns of eight religious groups and finds that Protestant migrations consisted of two basic types: migrations motivated by religion, economics, and family (including Puritans, Methodists, Moravians, and others); and groups wanting to escape ...

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Overview

Popular literature and frontier studies stress that Americans moved west to farm or to seek a new beginning. Scott Rohrer argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian community, reform, or all three. He examines the migration patterns of eight religious groups and finds that Protestant migrations consisted of two basic types: migrations motivated by religion, economics, and family (including Puritans, Methodists, Moravians, and others); and groups wanting to escape persecution or harassment (Mormons and Inspirationists). He concludes that the two migration types shared certain traits and that "secular" values infused the behavior of nearly all Protestant migrants.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Rohrer's serious treatment of religion is a refreshing addition to a body of scholarship that often ignores its powerful psychological and social power. . . . Makes an important contribution to the scholarly narrative on migration."
-Common-place

"Presents a persuasive case. . . . Both widens and deepens readers' understanding of American Protestantism and the motivations of migration in shaping it. . . . Recommended."
-Choice

"[Rohrer] elegantly and expansively tells the story of each migration….Wandering Souls reminds historians to look at religion with the same critical eye as they do at class, ethnicity, and gender."
- The Annals of Iowa

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"Rohrer's study is well organized and well informed."--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Wandering Souls offers new insights into the quite complex role of religion in the history of the American settlement and is well worth reading."--Journal of Moravian History

"[Rohrer] elegantly and expansively tells the story of each migration….Wandering Souls reminds historians to look at religion with the same critical eye as they do at class, ethnicity, and gender."--The Annals of Iowa

"Wandering Souls is a significant contribution to a better understanding of the dynamics of American religious change both in its general counters as well as in many illuminating particulars."--Anglican and Episcopal History

"An ingeniously conceived book…. Rohrer has demonstrated beyond doubt that internal migration of the faithful is a major theme in American history with abundant opportunities for further study."--The American Historical Review

"[A] fine study….This book should be commended for bringing religion into the scholarly discussion of the 'peopling' of America….A significant contribution to the study of the restlessness that has long defined American culture."--The Journal of American History

"Rohrer's use of available sources is thorough. . . . [The] organization and presentation of the material is helpful. . . . Rohrer accomplishes his overall purpose quite well and achieves a certain geographical and chronological balance."--West Virginia History

"Rohrer provides his readers with a useful survey of early America's dominant religious groups and their progressive dispersal across the country. . . . Ultimately, the Americanness of religious migration is Rohrer's central concern. He has ably shown the pervasiveness of such resettlement in early America."--North Carolina Historical Review

"Scott Rohrer has made his point well."--Goerings.com

"Rohrer adds complexity and depth to the historiography of American migrations. . . . A useful introduction to Protestantism's role in influencing population movement and a welcome addition to the historiography."--Maryland Historical Magazine

"Presents a persuasive case. . . . Both widens and deepens readers' understanding of American Protestantism and the motivations of migration in shaping it. . . . Recommended."--Choice

"Rohrer's serious treatment of religion is a refreshing addition to a body of scholarship that often ignores its powerful psychological and social power. . . . Makes an important contribution to the scholarly narrative on migration."--Common-place

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807833728
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

S. Scott Rohrer, an independent scholar, is author of Hope's Promise: Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry.

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