Manuscript of Women, Church, and State: Religion and the Culture of Individual Rights in Nineteenth-Century America

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This draft comprises two sequential pieces of a work very much in progress. They are unreconstructed first drafts which represent an attempt to get primary sources down on paper; and to draw a philosophy of governance out of a wide range of materials from the woman's temperance movement, most of which do not purport to be formal or theoretical statements. The first describes how evangelical women developed theories of moral governance within the home; the second how they translated those precepts into canons of civil governance.

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