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Virtual Book Talk: “The Ministers’ War” with Michael Doyle

April 6, 2020May 6, 2020 EDT

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Listen in as writer Michael Doyle offers a riveting account of “The Ministers’ War” the story of Presbyterian minister John W. Mears crusade against the Oneida Community. “The Ministers’ War” explores the ways in which Mears’s multipurpose zeal reflected the passions behind the nineteenth-century temperance movement, the fight against obscenity, and the public animus toward unconventional thought. As an author, political candidate, and controversialist, Mears was a prominent moralizer at a time when public morality seemed to be most at risk.

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