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Morality and the Mail in Nineteenth-Century America

Religion


by
Wayne E. Fuller

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

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Protection: DRM

Language: English

This volume explores the evolution of postal innovations that sparked a communication revolution in nineteenth-century America. Fuller examines how evangelical Protestants, the nations dominant religious group, struggled against those transformations in American society that they believed threatened to paganize the Christian nation they were determined to save. Drawing on House and Senate documents, postmasters general reports, and the Congressional Record, as well as sermons, speeches, and articles from numerous religious and secular periodicals, Fuller illuminates the problems the changed postal system posed for evangelicals.

This volume explores the evolution of postal innovations that sparked a communication revolution in nineteenth-century America. Fuller examines how evangelical Protestants, the nations dominant religious group, struggled against those transformations in American society that they believed threatened to paganize the Christian nation they were determined to save. Drawing on House and Senate documents, postmasters general reports, and the Congressional Record, as well… (more)

This volume explores the evolution of postal innovations that sparked a communication revolution in nineteenth-century America. Fuller examines how evangelical Protestants, the nations dominant religious group, struggled against those transformations in American society that they believed threatened to paganize the Christian nation they were determined to save. Drawing on House and Senate documents, postmasters general reports, and the Congressional Record, as well as sermons, speeches, and articles from numerous religious and secular periodicals, Fuller illuminates the problems the changed postal system posed for evangelicals.

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