Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

3-2018

Publication Title

History: Reviews of New Books

Volume

46

Issue

2

Pages

39-40

Abstract

Early nineteenth-century Americans might not have lived in the “world of wonders” of their seventeenth-century forbears, argues Adam Jortner, Associate Professor of History at Auburn University, but they did inhabit a world where people still believed in the supernatural, where they discussed and debated those beliefs, and occasionally found themselves on the receiving end of persecution and violence as a result. In this valuable study, Jortner recovers the enduring presence of miracles, wonders, and other supernatural events in the decades following the American Revolution and challenges us to rethink how we interpret their place in the religious and political life of the new nation.

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Author Posting. © Taylor & Francis 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in History: Reviews of New Books, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/03612759.2018.1412785

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