The Autobiography Of Daniel Parker, Frontier Universalist

deDaniel ParkerÉditeurDavid Torbett

15 décembre 2020|
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A vastly informative and rare early-American pioneer autobiography rescued from obscurity.

In this remarkable memoir, Daniel Parker (1781–1861) recorded both the details of everyday life and the extraordinary historical events he witnessed west of the Appalachian Mountains between 1790 and 1840. Once a humble traveling salesman for a line of newly invented clothes washing machines, he became an outspoken advocate for abolition and education. With his wife and son, he founded Clermont Academy, a racially integrated, coeducational secondary school—the first of its kind in Ohio.

However, Parker’s real vocation was as a self-ordained, itinerant preacher of his own brand of universal salvation. Raised by Presbyterian parents, he experienced a dramatic conversion to the Halcyon Church, an alternative, millenarian religious movement led by the enigmatic prophet Abel Sarjent, in 1803. After parting ways with the Halcyonists, he continued his own biblical and theological studies, arriving at the universalist conclusions that he would eventually preach throughout the Ohio River Valley.

David Torbett has transcribed Parker’s manuscript and publishes it here for the first time, together with an introduction, epilogue, bibliography, and extensive notes that enrich and contextualize this rare pioneer autobiography.

Daniel Parker (1781–1861) was among the early migrants from New England to settle in Ohio. He was a preacher of the millenarian Halcyon Church and later a traveling washing machine salesman before settling on a lifelong career as an itinerant Universalist evangelist. He was also an abolitionist and cofounder of the racially integ...
Titre :The Autobiography Of Daniel Parker, Frontier Universalist
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 po
Publié le :15 décembre 2020
Publié par :Ohio University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780821424292

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