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Peter Cartwright, legendary frontier preacher, Robert Bray

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Peter Cartwright, legendary frontier preacher
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Peter Cartwright, legendary frontier preacher
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Robert Bray
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Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Cartwright was a cantankerous western frontiersman - "God's breaking plow on the prairie"--Until he hit a stump with Abraham Lincoln standing on it. Believing deeply that the gospel touched every aspect of a person's life, Cartwright held fast to his principles, resulting in a life of itinerant preaching and thirty years of political quarrels with Abraham Lincoln. Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher is the first full-length biography of this most famous of the early nineteenth-century Methodist circuit-riding preachers." "Robert Bray tells the full story of the long relationship between Cartwright and Lincoln, including their political campaigns against each other, their social antagonisms, and their radical disagreements on the Christian religion, as well as their shared views on slavery and the central fact of their being "self-made"." "In addition, the biography examines in close detail Cartwright's instrumental role in Methodism's bitter "divorce" of 1844, in which the southern conferences seceded in a remarkable prefigurement of the ensuing national turmoil. Finally, Peter Cartwright attempts to place the man in his appropriate national context: as a potent "man of words" on the frontier, a self-authorizing "legend in his own time," and surprisingly, an enduring western literary figure."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Peter Cartwright, legendary frontier preacher, Robert Bray
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Peter Cartwright, legendary frontier preacher, Robert Bray
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt2ttc9x
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Virginians -- Part I: The Kentucky boy -- Conviction -- Conversion -- Commitment -- Controversy -- Part II: The elder in Illinois -- Politics -- Power -- Perishing -- Public -- Preacher -- Pasture
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1 online resource (x, 314 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780252090592
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote

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