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Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

S. Scott Rohrer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833728
eISBN:
9781469604305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895870_rohrer
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Popular literature and frontier studies stress that Americans moved west to farm or to seek a new beginning. This book argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of ... More


God's Chosen Sojourners: The Inspirationists of Amana, Iowa

S. Scott Rohrer

in Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833728
eISBN:
9781469604305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895870_rohrer.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter tells the story of the Inspirationists, a German and Swiss group led by their prophet to Iowa in the mid-1850s after God told them to leave upstate New York and move west. It notes that ... More


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