9--Abm Society and Culture PPT

9--Abm Society and Culture PPT - 3/31/2009 Methodist camp...

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3/31/2009 1 Moved by the Spirit: Antebellum Culture & Society Methodist camp meeting 1839 Putting souls in the seats: “The results justify my methods” my methods Joseph Smith, Jr. founded another expression of evangelical faith– Th M The Mormons
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3/31/2009 2 Under Wm Miller’s guidance, millennialists predicted and prepared for the Second Coming The “spirit rapping” craze swept the District, and much of the English- speaking world I hear dead people . . . __________________________ Spirit rapping became a trans- Atlantic craze even after its Atlantic craze, even after its hoax-y origins were made public Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People (1830) captures the connection between democracy and Romanticism
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3/31/2009 3 Jefferson’s Monticello captured the Enlightenment’s appreciation of appreciation of classical symmetry, Romanticism __________________________ Order becomes Chaos Intellect becomes Emotion Masses become Individuals Romantics celebrated the medieval image of courtly love and pastoral bliss Americans captured Romanticism in their Gothic architecture Trinity College
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3/31/2009 4 Thomas Cole’s Kaaterskill Falls (1826) was designed to evoke emotion Antebellum intellectuals embraced transcendentalism, striving to rise striving to rise above reason American transcendentalism drew on philosophical sources as diverse as Kant, Puritanism, and Buddhism Emerson and Thoreau spearheaded the American transcendentalist movement
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3/31/2009 5 “The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation." At Walden, Thoreau shunned a life of “quiet desperation” “On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A” Poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emily Dickinson
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3/31/2009 6 An unlikely hero . . .a gruesome villain . . .a moody setting—American
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