New York, Revised in Laborers typically lived with their employers and worked in the same physical space, with little division between the activities of fabrication and merchandising. Exhaustively researched, cogently argued, fluently written, this is an exceptional debut for a promising young scholar.
This was the only section within the first four sections that really mentioned Finney and his impacts on the revival. Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, Also, looking at the length of time this book has been used as learning tool in college courses over three decadesone can see that it obviously contains important historical information that teachers want their pupils to know.
Unlike landowners and manufacturers, they had little invested, either financially or emotionally, in the concrete and established. Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York,has been around since its original publication in revised in The next sections of the book really dove into Charles Finney and the role he played in the revivals in Rochester.
In Rochester, the vast majority of journeymen and laborers lived unsettled lives and moved through the city quickly looking for work, but conversion allowed some of them to fix a job and a home there. Churchgoing journeymen were nearly three times as likely to become master craftsmen owning their own shops as non-churchgoers were.
These landowners built a home for themselves and their extended families -- very successfully -- yet within ten years, they were clearly losing control over it both politically and culturally, and perhaps economically as well.
From the beginning, he explains, Rochester was a mill town; its importance stemmed from its excellent falls as much as its position along the Erie Canal. Meanwhile, on the side of the working class, the Democratic Party was organizing to resist the efforts of the temperance and Sabbatarian busybodies, with a great deal of success.
Religion was a way either to claim the patronage of the middle class or, in same cases, to join it. And some employers simply advertised their unwillingness to hire heathens.
As evidence, Johnson adduces his finding that churchgoing wage earners were as much as three-and-a-half times as likely to settle in town as the unchurched. He notes that other studies have found evidence of a similar pattern in the revivals of the Second Great Awakening elsewhere: The most commonly converted men, on the other hand, were grocers the most important sellers of spiritsforwarding merchants, master builders, and master shoemakers.
The revised addition of the book, inallowed Johnson the ability to write and include a preface. While this book serves as a good learning guide for the economics, society, and politics of the time according to men it severely falls short including the impact women played in the revivals between The revival instigated by Finney, a powerful rhetorician trained in law, healed the riven elite of Rochester.
Politics stymied the Rochester wealthy in another way as well. He used the preface as an opportunity to communicate with his readers about what he felt was wrong and write this much criticized book.
What I suspect they saw was a new and rootless element in "their" community. Most of them remained, in some sense, dependent despite their best efforts.
Johnson does not bring women up in his book as playing any role whatsoever.A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, Paul E. Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jun 21, - History - pages3/5(4).
- Progressivism was led by the middle class and revolved mostly around white supremacy, while ignoring the minorities such as the or being racist towards them as they attempted to place matters into the hands of regulatory and investigative commissions largely independent of the political process.
Paul E. Johnson uses his book, A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York,to examine the causes of the Second Great Awakening from a Marxist perspective. Johnson writes, “The Rochester revival was generated in the problem of social class.”/5(22). Effects of Religious Rival in The Shopkeepers Millennium by Paul E.
Johnson; Effects of Religious Rival in The Shopkeepers Millennium by Paul E. Johnson Johnson argues that religion was used by the middle class to enforce social control over the working class and uses Durkheim’s Sociology to prove it.
Answer Book Important message. Read A Shopkeeper's Millennium by Paul E. Johnson by Paul E. Johnson by Paul E. Johnson for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The result was a book that traced Rochester’s middle-class revivals (and thus the local Whig electorate) to problems of legitimacy and moral order that attended the /5(40).
Nov 10, · Paul E. Johnson, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, is an established author. His book: A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York,has been around since its original publication in (revised in ).Download