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The Resource God's government begun : the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846, Thomas D. Hamm

God's government begun : the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846, Thomas D. Hamm

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God's government begun : the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846
Title
God's government begun
Title remainder
the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846
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Thomas D. Hamm
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eng
Summary
Growing out of the most radical fringes of the abolitionist movement, Universal Inquiry and Reform brought together New England evangelicals with Hicksite Quakers from Ohio and Indiana. They founded eight utopian communities which, though short-lived, were the setting for the most radical questioning of antebellum American society. The advocates of Universal Inquiry and Reform renounced all forms of coercive government, relying instead on initiating the Government of God. They were fierce critics of competitive capitalism, looking instead toward an economy based on cooperation. They experimented with new forms of education. They advocated equality for women and played important roles in the early women's rights movement in the Old Northwest. In religion, they repudiated "sectism" and "priestcraft" for a religion of humanity that sometimes verged on atheism. Though they are less well-known than other reform groups of the time, theirs was one of the most ambitious communitarian movements of the nineteenth century
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Hamm, Thomas D
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform
Series statement
Religion in North America
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  • Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform
  • Collective settlements
  • Utopias
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God's government begun : the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846, Thomas D. Hamm
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-303) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: evangelicalism, antislavery, hicksite quakerism, communitarianism, and reform -- the evangelical roots of universal reform -- The hicksite quaker roots of universal reform -- The society for universal inquiry and reform begins -- The hundred conventions: aspiration and failure -- The communities -- The ideology of universlal reform -- The fates of reformers -- appendix: the constitution of the fraternal brotherhood: preamble
Control code
31867414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780253329035
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94049162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)97096
Label
God's government begun : the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846, Thomas D. Hamm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-303) 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: evangelicalism, antislavery, hicksite quakerism, communitarianism, and reform -- the evangelical roots of universal reform -- The hicksite quaker roots of universal reform -- The society for universal inquiry and reform begins -- The hundred conventions: aspiration and failure -- The communities -- The ideology of universlal reform -- The fates of reformers -- appendix: the constitution of the fraternal brotherhood: preamble
Control code
31867414
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780253329035
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94049162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)97096

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