Links to Online Resources
The Camp Meeting and Benevolent Societies
Well-illustrated with artifacts and documents from the Library of Congress,
these concise sections are very accessible to secondary level students.
Part of the Library's outstanding online exhibition Religion and the
Founding of the American Republic.
The Second Great Awakening and The Benevolent Empire
Brief but clear and illustrated summary of the social ramifications
of the Second Great Awakening in the Jackson era. From the online course
"Jacksonian America" from the Center for History and New Media.
Brief biography and photograph (by Mathew Brady) of Congregational
minister Lyman Beecher, father of reform writer Harriet Beecher Stowe. From the National Portrait Gallery.
Return to 19th-Century Links to Online Resources
Return to "Divining America" essay, Evangelicalism as a Social Movement
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