The Rude Hand of Innovation

The Rude Hand of Innovation : Religion and Social Order in Albany, New York 1652-1836. The Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize Essay of the American Society of Church History

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Tracing the social and religious transformation of Albany, New York, from its colonial origins through the industrialization of the early nineteenth century, Hackett's study not only illuminates the social history of Albany, but abundantly demonstrates the central role played by religion in the creation of American social more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 147.8 x 218.2 x 24.1mm | 492.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftone plates, maps, tables
  • 0195065131
  • 9780195065138

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This painstaking study analyzes the social and religious changes of Albany, New York, from the town's colonial origins through industrialization in the early nineteenth century. Rather than see the transformation of traditional societies as a process of modernization, Hackett adopts a broader conception of religion as a more

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'prize-winning study' Nigel Biggar, Oriel College, Theological Book Review, May 1992 (vol.4 no.3)show more

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