10--Abm Reform PPT

10--Abm Reform PPT - 3/31/2009 The Road to Wellville:...

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3/31/2009 1 The “Road to Wellville”: Antebellum Reform “America’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances . . .” In Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville commented on Americans’ collective conscience, their willingness to join “intellectual and moral associations” “What is man born for, but to be a Reformer, a Remaker of what man has made?” --Emerson What do abolition, cereal, and temperance all have in common? ________________________ The firm belief that man and society can be perfected.
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3/31/2009 2 Corn flakes anyone? Graham and Kellogg pioneered the 19 th century dietary health craze Dietary Health Reform ______________________ Cure-alls for the dangers of lust and other indulgences included graham crackers, corn flakes, peanut butter, and enemas ______________________ Sound silly? Don’t be so sure Get away from it all: American Utopias ________________________ Some Americans decided to start from scratch, rather than reform the status quo 17 th cy Puritans launched the first American utopia, their “errand into the wilderness”
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3/31/2009 3 Mennonites fled persecution in 18 th cy Germany & set up their own utopia in the US The Shaker philosophy and lifestyle was simple: “Put your hands to work, and give your ht t G d hearts to God” --Mother Ann Shakers were moved by the spirit—in both its forms __________________________ Masculine God: Christ Feminine God: Mother Ann Shaker Utopia All property in common Governed by the elect Equality of labor and reward Voluntary community
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3/31/2009 4 John Noyes and his Perfectionists created their own “free love” utopia in New England Noyes’ vision of perfection _________________________ Absence of sin Complex marriage Economic enterprise Oneida Community, 1850s Oneida, Ltd.
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