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The Methodist Conquest

“If you hear something lumberin’ through the canebrake,” said the Arkansas borderers, “it’s either a bear or a Methodist preacher, and either one’s bound to be hungry.” In the 1820s, the “second Great Awakening” was underway,  and Methodist, Baptist, Congregationalist and Presbyterian preachers were fanning out across the western states to bring religion to the […]

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