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Over the course of the last two days I have been doing some secondary reading for my chapter on the ABS involvement in the so called “benevolent” empire of the early nineteenth century. Several books have been helpful, including:
Steven Mintz, Moralists and Modernizers: America’ Pre-Civil War Reformers
Ronald Walters, American Reformers, 1815-1860
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
Anne Boylan, The Origins of Women’s Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840
Anne Boylan, Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution
Robert Abzug, Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination
Lori Ginzburg, Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States
I also spent a good chunk of the morning doing some ABS project-related writing. I can’t go into any more detail at the moment. Stay tuned.