Religion and Reform in Nineteenth-Century America

Thursday, June 30, 2011
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (EST)

John Adams, 1793


Robert Abzug

Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History
Professor of American Studies
Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
University of Texas, Austin

Thomas Jefferson, by Rembrandt Peale

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Assigned Readings

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  1. Robert Abzug, “Abolition and Religion(PDF)
  2. Robert Abzug, Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination, excerpts (PDF)
  3. Maria Weston Chapman, “What Can I Do to Abolish Slavery?(PDF)
  4. William Andrus Alcott, Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders, excerpt (PDF)
  5. Sketch of the Rev. Justin Edwards(PDF)
  6. Sarah Grimk√©, “Letters on the Equality of the Sexes”, excerpts (PDF)
  7. Hymn 31 from A Selection of Anti-Slavery Hymns (PDF)
  8. Allan Eastlake, The Oneida Community, excerpt (PDF)

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