WEEK 9--Antebellum Society T&O

WEEK 9--Antebellum Society T&O - AMH 2010 Terms and...

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AMH 2010 Terms and Outline WEEK 9::Moved by the Spirit: Antebellum Culture and Society I. Burned over, but not Re-warmed: Abm Society Makes it Mark, or, This ain’t your grandpa’s America! II. Evangelical Fire: The Second Great Awakening A. Abm Context Circuit riders “burned-over district” (western New York) Awakening of 1831 B. Evangelist Fuel Charles Finney: “The results justify my methods” Mormons—Joseph Smith, Jr. (VT) C. Revivalism for a new millennium Millennialism—Wm Miller—October 22, 1844 1845, Advent Christian Association Æ 1846, Seventh Day Adventists Spiritualism (“spirit rapping”)—Kate and Margaret Fox Spirit mediums III. The heart is the haven of democracy: American Romanticism A. Enlightenment Æ Romanticism Individualism, common senses, unexpected genius Middle Ages/feudalism Sir Walter Scott— Ivanhoe, Waverley Gothic architecture Thomas Cole— Falls of the Kaaterskill (1826) B. New Intellectualism A. Transcendentalism 1. Roots Immanuel Kant— Critique of Pure Reason (1781) New England: Puritanism, Quakers’ “inner light,” Buddhism 2. Voices Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau Emerson— Nature— “intellectual Dec. of Independence” Thoreau: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer” Walden (1854) Civil Disobedience
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