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Civil War America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thirteen documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the experiences of conscientious objectors in America in the Civil War. This war presented many pacifists, especially in the ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction looks at the posthumous salvation of non‐Christians in the nineteenth‐century American context as practiced by Shakers and Latter‐day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons), in order to set the ... More


Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

David Holland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What belongs in the Bible? Could a New World inspire new chapters of scripture or render old ones obsolete? This book shows that these questions factored more prominently into early American history ... More


Dreams of Zion

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pratt, with Oliver Cowdery, Ziba Peterson, and Peter Whitmer, traveled to the Indian Territory. En route, they stopped at Kirtland and Mentor, Ohio, baptizing over a hundred converts, including ... More


Indigenizing Welty

Mae Miller Claxton

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay argues for including an “indigenous perspective” in teaching all literature, but especially works by Eudora Welty. Welty’s knowledge of the indigenous history of Mississippi and especially ... More


Faith, Doubt, and the Penning of Scripture

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the relationship between evangelicalism and three of the most prominent American challenges to the traditional Christian canon: Shakerism, Mormonism, and Seventh-day Adventism. ... More


Women, Sacred Texts, and Religious Organization

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at a few examples that illustrate the lack of centralization which characterizes women's religions. Among the Black Caribs no one tries to compel conformity in beliefs about the ... More


Against Sex: Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Kara M. French

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469662145
eISBN:
9781469662169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662145.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

How much sex should a person have? With whom? What do we make of people who choose not to have sex at all? As present as these questions are today, they were subjects of intense debate in the early ... More


The Shaker Church

Thomas Buckley

in Standing Ground: Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233584
eISBN:
9780520936447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233584.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the historical aspects of Yurok spirituality in an interpretation of the Indian Shaker Church that was introduced on the Klamath River in 1926. The Indian Shaker Church ... More


Performing Sexual Restraint

Kara M. French

in Against Sex: Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469662145
eISBN:
9781469662169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662145.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter showcases how gender disorder, sexual distinctiveness, and consumption were expressed through performance and tourism. Intrigued by what they had read in pamphlets, books, and ... More


Intolerance toward Nineteenth-Century Religious Groups

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal

in Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655628
eISBN:
9781469655642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Intolerance of a wide range of religious groups in the nineteenth century often was marked by violence. Targets included Shakers, African American religious communities, Methodists, ... 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


Anti-Mormonism

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal

in Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833896
eISBN:
9781469604091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895955_corrigan.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), who have also been known as Mormons since shortly after the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830. The ... More


Making Religion on the Reservation: Native Americans and the Settler Secular

Tisa Wenger

in Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634623
eISBN:
9781469634647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634623.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the dilemmas of religious freedom for a very different colonized population: the indigenous people whose dispossession marked the very foundation of the United States as a ... More


Building the Ideal

Stacy C. Kozakavich

in The Archaeology of Utopian and Intentional Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056593
eISBN:
9780813053509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056593.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces the terminology of studying alternative communities and interrogates the terms utopian, communal, and intentional as applicable to the subject of the book. Finding ... More


Material Visions: Artifacts in Community Contexts

Stacy C. Kozakavich

in The Archaeology of Utopian and Intentional Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056593
eISBN:
9780813053509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056593.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Artifacts made, bought, and used within past intentional communities demand careful interpretation. They may reaffirm or challenge our long-held ideas about a group, and as mute witnesses to the past ... More


Suspending Unbelief: The Secular Threats of Catharine Sedgwick’s Redwood

Gretchen Murphy

in New England Women Writers, Secularity, and the Federalist Politics of Church and State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198864950
eISBN:
9780191897382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864950.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter interprets Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s novel Redwood as her response to a challenge posed by William Ellery Channing: to add an accession of feeling to overly-cool Unitarianism. Redwood ... More


Introduction

Kara M. French

in Against Sex: Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469662145
eISBN:
9781469662169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662145.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with accounts of mob violence in the early nineteenth century against the three groups that are the focus of the book—Shakers, members of Catholic religious orders, and followers ... More


Identities of Sexual Restraint

Kara M. French

in Against Sex: Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469662145
eISBN:
9781469662169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662145.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The predisposition to categorize those who practiced sexual restraint as somehow “other” further contributed to the development of sexual restraint as a distinct sexuality in the antebellum era. ... More


Breaking and Remaking the Family

Kara M. French

in Against Sex: Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781469662145
eISBN:
9781469662169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662145.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how people in Shaker Villages, Catholic convents and seminaries, and Grahamite reform societies created alternative relationships when freed from the script of traditional ... More


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