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The Great Awakening and Southern Backcountry Revolutionaries free pdf This work documents the impact that the Great Awakening had on the inhabitants of colonial America's Southern Backcountry. Special emphasis is placed on how this religious revival furrowed the ground on which the seeds of the American Revolution would sprout. The investigation shows how the Great Awakening can be traced to the Europe's Age of Enlightenment. This effort also demonstrates how and why this revival spread so rapidly throughout the colonies. Special focus is placed on how the Great Awakening impacted the mindset of colonists of the Southern Backcountry. Most significantly, this research demonstrates how this 18thcentury revival not only cultivated a sense of American national identity, but how it also fostered a colonial mindset against established authority which, in turn, facilitated the success of the American Revolution. Additionally, this investigation will document (from a cross-cultural perspective) how religious revivals have fueled other revolutionary movements around the world. Such analysis will include the Celtic Druid Revolt, the Maji-Maji Rebellion of East Africa along with the Mad Man's War in Southeast Asia. Lastly, the ethical ramifications of minimizing (or denying) the role that religion played in political and social transformations around the world will be addressed. This final point is of paramount importance given current trend in academia to minimize the role that religion played in spurring revolutions while emphasizing material (i.e. economic) causal factors. This attempt at divorcing religion from history is misguided and unethical because it is not only misleading but it also fails to fully acknowledge the beliefs and values that motivated individuals to take certain actions in the first place.

About Richard J. Chacon

Dr. Richard J. Chacon is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Winthrop University. He has conducted ethnographic investigations throughout Amazonia. He has documented the subsistence patterns and belief systems of the Yanomamo of Venezuela, the Yora of Peru and the Achuar (Shiwiar) of Ecuador. He has also done research on Andean belief systems and ritual violence among Otavalo and Cotacachi Indians of Highland Ecuador. His specializations are in optimal foraging theory, Amerindian subsistence strategies, warfare, ritual violence, the development of complex societies, ethnohistory and the effects of globalization in addition to analyzing the effects of religion and missionization on society. His publications include: North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence (Eds., Richard Chacon and Ruben Mendoza) Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007. Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence (Eds., Richard Chacon and Ruben Mendoza) Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007. The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians (Eds., Richard Chacon and David Dye). New York: Springer, 2007. The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare (Eds., Richard Chacon and Ruben G. Mendoza. New York: Springer, 2012. Currently, Chacon serves as Series Editor for Springer's Anthropology and Ethics. Michael C. Scoggins is the Historian for the Culture

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Author : Richard J. Chacon
Publisher : Springer International Publishing AG
Data Published : 03 March 2014
ISBN : 3319045962
EAN : 9783319045962
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 117 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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