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Wandering souls : Protestant migrations in America, 1630-1865

Author: S Scott Rohrer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular literature and frontier studies stress that Americans moved west to farm or to seek a new beginning. Scott Rohrer argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian community, reform, or all three. He examines the migration patterns of eight religious groups and finds that Protestant migrations consisted of two basic types: migrations motivated by religion,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rohrer, S. Scott, 1957-
Wandering souls.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009033896
(OCoLC)432443350
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Scott Rohrer
ISBN: 9780807895870 0807895873 9781469604305 1469604302 080783372X 9780807833728
OCLC Number: 593325352
Description: 1 online resource (x, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part I. Migration in America --
Introduction: An overview of Protestant migrations, 1630-1865 --
The first frontier : Thomas Hooker and the New England Puritans --
Part II. The Protestant sojourner --
Migration and the new birth : Devereux Jarratt and the Anglicans of Virginia --
Ethnicity and mobility : Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in eighteenth-century America --
Land and family : the pietist migration to North Carolina in the late Colonial Period --
Reform and the missionary drive : Methodists in the Ohio Country --
Part III. Journeys of the pure --
The dissenters : Baptists and Congregationalists in a separatist world --
God's chosen sojourners : the inspirationists of Amana, Iowa --
An American exodus : Mormons and the westward trek.
Responsibility: S. Scott Rohrer.

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Dealing with the religious, social, ethnic and economic components of Protestant migrations, this title argues that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian  Read more...

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