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Title:
Women and religion in early America, 1600-1850 : the Puritan and Evangelical traditions
Author:
Westerkamp, Marilyn J.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 219 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415098144

9780415194488
Format :
Book

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Central Library BR520 .W474 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion. Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the Reformation, the book follows them through colonial settlement, the rise of evangelicalism, the American Revolution, and the second flowering of popular religion in the nineteenth century.
Tracing the female spiritual tradition through the Puritans, Baptists and Shakers, Westerkamp argues that religious beliefs and structures were actually a strong empowering force for women.


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