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Evangelical Empire: Hartford’s Book Publishing Industry, 1795-1835

September 22 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to hear historian William Hosley speak about Hartford’s historic popularity with book publishers.

The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant religious revival in the United States from about 1795 to 1835, increasing membership and stimulating several social and moral reforms, including temperance, the emancipation of women, and anti-slavery. The so-called “Evangelical Empire” was centered in Hartford through the Connecticut Missionary Society and various and sundry other tract producers. Religious book publishing earned Hartford prominence in the rapidly evolving publishing industry. Mark Twain was actually attracted to Hartford because of the publishing industry.

This Hartford History Series event is produced in collaboration with Capital Community College.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/2022HHS


September 22
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm