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* Richard McNemar, The Kentucky Revival 

  * Charles Finney’s Lecture to Converts 

  * Charles Finney, "What a Revival of Religion Is" 

  * Lyman Beecher, “Six Sermons on Intemperance” 

William Lloyd Garrison, First issue of the Liberator 

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Topic: As the nineteenth century dawned, the United States underwent a second great wave of revival and awakening of religious sentiment. From Cane Ridge, Kentucky to Yale University, revival swept up Americans. Church attendance rose and religious fervor swept into every region of the country. Richard McNemar describes the initial stages of the Awakening in Kentucky while the subsequent writers examine particular facets and outcomes of the reforming impulse.

Question: As you read the documents provided in the Reading & Study folder of Module/Week 6, notice how the idea of the moral reform of the individual is a prominent theme. According to the writers if these documents, how was this message of an individual’s moral reform to be applied in society? What would be the affects of this moral reform on society? How is William Lloyd Garrison’s ‘The Liberator’ and the call for immediate emancipation to be understood in the context of the Second Great Awakening?
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The second Great awakening brought to surface the need to abolish slavery. William Lloyd Garrison was straight forward. He was against slavery and felt “all men are created equal” no matter what other people thought; he also fought for the constitutional right that “all men are created equal”. “The second great awakening, a wave of religious revivals, began in earnest on the southern frontier around the turn of the...

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