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Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America by Brett Malcolm Grainger (review)

Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America by Brett Malcolm Grainger (review) promoted the idea that, while not all women could marry, they could still be useful members of their families and communities” (172). While I would have wished for her to hit this distinction harder throughout the book, and despite some minor organizational issues and repetitiveness, this is a well- researched book from which students and scholars will benefit. Vivian Bruce Conger notes 1. Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, “The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America,” Signs 1, no. 1 (1975): 1–29. vivian bruce conger is a professor of history at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of The Widows’ Might: Widowhood and Gender in Early British America (New York University Press, 2009) and is currently working on her book manuscript “The Worlds of Deborah Read Franklin and Sally Franklin Bache: Transgenerational Lives in Colonial and Revolutionary Philadelphia,” under contract with Oxford University Press. Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America. By Brett Malcolm Grainger. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 280. Cloth, $45.00.) In her groundbreaking book A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion (2007), Catherine Albanese contends that three major forms of religiosity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America by Brett Malcolm Grainger (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 10 (3) – Aug 28, 2020

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promoted the idea that, while not all women could marry, they could still be useful members of their families and communities” (172). While I would have wished for her to hit this distinction harder throughout the book, and despite some minor organizational issues and repetitiveness, this is a well- researched book from which students and scholars will benefit. Vivian Bruce Conger notes 1. Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, “The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America,” Signs 1, no. 1 (1975): 1–29. vivian bruce conger is a professor of history at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of The Widows’ Might: Widowhood and Gender in Early British America (New York University Press, 2009) and is currently working on her book manuscript “The Worlds of Deborah Read Franklin and Sally Franklin Bache: Transgenerational Lives in Colonial and Revolutionary Philadelphia,” under contract with Oxford University Press. Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America. By Brett Malcolm Grainger. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 280. Cloth, $45.00.) In her groundbreaking book A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion (2007), Catherine Albanese contends that three major forms of religiosity

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 28, 2020

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