Book Reviews of The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
The Kingdom of Matthias A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Author: Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz
ISBN-13: 9780195098358
ISBN-10: 0195098358
Publication Date: 6/15/1995
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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An interesting read, if somewhat dry. The subject matter is fascinating in its look at the power of the "Penny Press" on politics, religious fervor, and the social behavior of the times. Is our press today doing any differently? Take a look into this book and see for yourself.
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It is an interesting book on the development of fringe religious groups after the second great awakening. It reads in some parts like the penny press that covered the lives and trials of the people involved. It is also the only history book that I know of with a surprise ending.