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Author Bulthuis, Kyle T.
Title Four steeples over the city streets : religion and society in New York's early republic congregations / Kyle T. Bulthuis.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2014.

Author Bulthuis, Kyle T.
Series Early American places
Early American places.
Subject New York (N.Y.) -- Church history -- 18th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Church history -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Pursuit of Religious, Racial, and Social Unity in an Early Republic Metropolis -- 1. The Foundations of Religious Establishment: The Colonial Era -- 2. Religious Establishment Challenged, Destroyed, and Re-formed: The Revolutionary Era -- 3. Creating Merchant Churches: The 1790s -- 4. Stepping Up and Out: White Women in the Church, 1800-1820 -- 5. Gendering Race in the Church: Black Male Benevolence, 1800-1820 -- 6. Preacher Power: Congregational Political Struggles as Social Conflicts, 1810-1830 -- 7. Neighborly Refinement and Withdrawal: 1820-1840 -- 8. Reaping the Whirlwind: Immigration and Riot, 1830-1850 -- Conclusion. Elusive Unity: City Churches in a Romantic Age, after 1840 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary In the fifty years after the Constitution wassigned in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolisof over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a oncetightknit community and its religious experience. These effects were felt byTrinity Episcopal Church, which had presented itself as a uniting influence inNew York, that connected all believers in social unity in the late colonialera. As the city grew larger, more impersonal, and socially divided, churchesreformed around race and class-based neighborhoods. Trinity's original visionof uniting the commu.
ISBN 9781479894178 (electronic bk.)
1479894176 (electronic bk.)
9781479814275 (cl ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 897552506
Additional Format Print version: Bulthuis, Kyle T. Four Steeples over the City Streets : Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations. New York : NYU Press, 2014 9781479814275

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