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“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”: The Roots of the Gospel of Kindness in the Second Great Awakening and Antebellum Reform

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency, which ... More


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