Chapter 5 (4310) - a How did abolitionism and puritanism...

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Study Guide. Chapter 5 Religious pressures on literature & politics 1815-1876 I. Second Great Awakening 1. How was slavery also a religious issue? (see also sections on Tappans and on Parker) 2. What were the similarities/differences? 1st Great Awakening vs. 2nd a. issue of sainthood b. how it spread c. geographic area affected d. type of preacher e. social-political implications 3. How did the revival's organization virtually guarantee success? 4. What was the Beechers' principal departure from Winthrop-era theology? a. Terms/IDs: Timothy Dwight II. Horace Mann 5. Discuss the biography of Mann 6. What were the main obstacles Mann faced in propagating public education? III. Finney and the Tappans 7. Arthur and Lewis Tappan were conservative/reactionary in their economic-social beliefs, but radical in their religious beliefs. ( fundmentalism ) 8. What was the role of Theodore Dwight Weld in the abolition movement?
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Unformatted text preview: a. How did abolitionism and puritanism interact? 9. What were the contributions of Lane Seminary and Oberlin College to abolitionism? IV. Romanticism 10. How did Romanticism differ from Enlightenment Classicism? a. What was the generational attraction of Romanticism? 11. How did Kant strike a blow against Classicism, and in favor of Romanticism? 12. How did Theodore Parker's version of Christianity lead him to abolitionism? a. and how did Kant fit into his views? 13. What was Brook Farm? Relation to Romanticism? Its significance? a. Terms/IDs: epistemology V. Harriet Beecher Stowe 14. Her childhood combined conservative theology, and progressive education. Explain. 15. Concerning Uncle Tom's Cabin a. what was the contribution of her Cincinnati sojourn? b. What are the merits/demerits of the book? (and significance) VI. Walt Whitman 16. Discuss the biography of Whitman. Where did he obtain his poetic themes? 17. How did his Leaves of Grass express themes of Romanticism? 18. Note: Civil War as the Great Divide in American thought...
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