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By Paul E. Johnson

A quarter-century after its first booklet, A Shopkeeper's Millennium is still a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith throughout the moment nice Awakening, and as a shocking portrait of a swiftly starting to be frontier urban. The non secular revival that remodeled the USA within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant country on the earth and spawning reform routine devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an extremely strong impact in Rochester, big apple. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's amazing luck there, suggesting very important hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new commercial global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his proof and his conclusions during this significant paintings.

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Fresh. Last night the millponds froze over to the thickness of an inch — the thermometer being at 11 degrees this morning. I fear the peaches on the mainland are destroyed. Tonight I am so tired. Must force my eyes to stay open, force myself to remain alert. If I let the Light go out, even for a moment. . Reenie O’Connell said once she would never want such responsibility. She said it was hard enough to look after a family, how much more difficult to look after the sea and those who sail upon it.

Thursday, March 21, 1861 Clear. W. Fresh. Last night the millponds froze over to the thickness of an inch — the thermometer being at 11 degrees this morning. I fear the peaches on the mainland are destroyed. Tonight I am so tired. Must force my eyes to stay open, force myself to remain alert. If I let the Light go out, even for a moment. . Reenie O’Connell said once she would never want such responsibility. She said it was hard enough to look after a family, how much more difficult to look after the sea and those who sail upon it.

Brought in a good catch of shad. The run of fish is so plentiful, there is enough for us to eat and shad left over to sell. Assistant lightkeepers do not command much of a salary. It is good to help out. Thursday, April 11, 1861 Clear. E. to E. Moderate. There is much activity on the water to record. Uncle Edward says a large number of troops — 3,000 men — have gathered in New York. Steamers and men-of-war stand in readiness. S. Government troops stationed there have been exhausted, and receiving fresh provisions will be a great risk.

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