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The Resource Evangelical Gotham : religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860, Kyle B. Roberts

Evangelical Gotham : religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860, Kyle B. Roberts

Label
Evangelical Gotham : religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860
Title
Evangelical Gotham
Title remainder
religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860
Statement of responsibility
Kyle B. Roberts
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At first glance, evangelical and Gotham seem like an odd pair. What does a movement of pious converts and reformers have to do with a city notoriously full of temptation and sin? More than you might think, says Kyle B. Roberts, who argues that religion must be considered alongside immigration, commerce, and real estate scarcity as one of the forces that shaped the New York City we know today. In Evangelical Gotham, Roberts explores the role of the urban evangelical community in the development of New York between the American Revolution and the Civil War. As developers prepared to open new neighborhoods uptown, evangelicals stood ready to build meetinghouses. As the city's financial center emerged and solidified, evangelicals capitalized on the resultant wealth, technology, and resources to expand their missionary and benevolent causes. When they began to feel that the city's morals had degenerated, evangelicals turned to temperance, Sunday school, prayer meetings, antislavery causes, and urban missions to reform their neighbors. The result of these efforts was Evangelical Gotham, a complicated and contradictory world whose influence spread far beyond the shores of Manhattan. Winner of the 2015 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize from the New York State Historical Association
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Roberts, Kyle B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV1642.U5
LC item number
R63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • City churches
  • City churches
  • City churches
  • Evangelicalism
  • New York (State)
Label
Evangelical Gotham : religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860, Kyle B. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1783 -- 1815. Crossings and dwellings ; The widow, the missionary, and the prostitute -- 1815 -- 1840. The new missionary field ; Practicing faith through reading and writing ; Free churches and the limits of reform -- 1840 -- 1860. Perfection and the antebellum urban Evangelical woman ; Moving uptown -- Conclusion
Control code
944086927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780226388144
Lccn
2016026514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026566758
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944086927
Label
Evangelical Gotham : religion and the making of New York City, 1783-1860, Kyle B. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1783 -- 1815. Crossings and dwellings ; The widow, the missionary, and the prostitute -- 1815 -- 1840. The new missionary field ; Practicing faith through reading and writing ; Free churches and the limits of reform -- 1840 -- 1860. Perfection and the antebellum urban Evangelical woman ; Moving uptown -- Conclusion
Control code
944086927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780226388144
Lccn
2016026514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026566758
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944086927

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