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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
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The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
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A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837

A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 - Paul E. Johnson Johnson contrasts a tightly-knit world of extended, kinship-based business connections, in which “ungoverned ambition was a fatal liability,” with a rapidly growing “unstable urban population.” The Second Great Awakening’s evangelism in Rochester, he says, was primarily about social control.