Evangelism & Moral Reform

Evangelism & Moral Reform - Reform and Religion...

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Reform and Religion: Coming to Terms with a New Age
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The Age of Change The Rhetoric of Liberty Evangelical Religion Industrialization in the North Modernization of Slavery in the South
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Types of Reform: Multiple Origins of Antebellum Reform Radical Reformers: Challenged fundamentals of society: Working Class Reformers Utopian Societies Mainstream Reformers: Moral Reform--American Bible Society WCTU Women’s Rights
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Mainstream Reform Goals of Reforms? Public Education Temperance Moral Reform
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Working Class Radical Reform Thomas Skidmore: “Rights of Man to Property!” (1790-1832) Equal rights for women Citizen’s rights destroyed by industrialization Abolish paper money National trade Union
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Radical Working Class Reform Limiting Factors for Success: Promise of economic opportunity West served as a safety valve Increasing immigration Regular economic depressions 1837 economic downturn crushed working man’s movement
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Utopian Societies Shakers New Harmony Oneida Brook Farm
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Temperance 19th Century movement to get men to voluntarily limit or abstain from drinking Goal is to change men’s behavior Rests on the ideology of domesticity: Women had to work to support themselves and family Had to go into taverns or send children Women subject to physical, sexual and verbal abuse “The Pledge”
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Frances Willard and the WCTU (1839-1898) Farmer’s Daughter educated at Northwestern Female college Teacher, Dean Corresponding Secretary of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Also promoted women’s rights, suffrage, equal pay for equal work, 8-hr day.
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course HIST 1402 taught by Professor Melendy during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida.

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