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Most of my morning today was spent reading for Chapter Five. This chapter will require me to place the history of the American Bible Society into the larger evangelical benevolent movement of the early nineteenth century so I need to bone up a bit on the history of the temperance, sabbatarian, and women's rights movements. And I need to understand all of these movements in the context of the Second Great Awakening.
This morning I reread Robert Abzug's Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and Religious Imagination. It offers a nice overview of the history of antebellum reform.
Maybe I will actually write something tomorrow. Stay tuned.