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Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World / Edition 1

Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World / Edition 1

by Aaron Spencer Fogleman


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ISBN-13: 9781469608792
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Aaron Spencer Fogleman is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of Jesus is Female: Moravians and Radical Religion in Early America and Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Note on Calendars and Currency Exchange Rates xiii

Introduction Marriage, Mission, and Migrants in the Atlantic World 1

Part I A Young Man's Path into the Atlantic World 15

1 Alpine Origins 17

2 Pennsylvania: A Troubled Pietist in an Individualist Paradise 30

3 Georgia: Joining a Colony of Rebels 53

4 Giving Europe Another Chance 72

Part II Union in Europe 83

5 A Woman's Path into the Atlantic World 85

6 The Wedding 93

Part III To the Caribbean They Went 99

7 A Long Journey Together 101

8 Trouble in Suriname 119

9 Salvation and Success on St. Thomas 147

Part IV Life in North America 173

10 Crisis and Controversy in Pennsylvania 175

11 Onto the Transatlantic Stage 197

12 Separation, Empowerment, and Flight from Pennsylvania 214

13 A Separate Peace in Georgia 233

Conclusion Seekers at Rest in a World They Could Not Change 259

Appendix Genealogy of Jean-François Reynier of Vevey, 1712-1775 261

Notes 265

Bibliography 291

Index 305

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In Aaron Fogleman's delightful book, the human dramas and the distinctive characters of the Reyniers come through with clarity and poignancy—to read the first few pages is to want to read the rest. Fogleman portrays them shrewdly, sharply, compellingly, and compassionately. His scholarship is capacious and even audacious in its sweep and in its depth. In the telling of the Reyniers' story, we learn much about the tumultuous and brutal Atlantic world.—Michael Zuckerman, author of Almost Chosen People: Oblique Biographies in the American Grain

The eighteenth-century Atlantic world comes into surprising new perspective as Aaron Fogleman follows an adventurous missionary couple in Europe, the American colonies, and the Caribbean. In his deft hands, Maria Knoll and Jean-Francois Reynier come to life, both in the extensive networks of religious conversion and in the intimate exchange of a sometimes uneasy marriage. Two Troubled Souls is a great read, absorbing from start to finish.—Natalie Zemon Davis, author of Women on the Margins

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