CFI-LA 03.02.08 Millennial & Utopian Movements in the Young Republic
Posted: 24 February 2008 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
presents
Daniel Walker Howe: Millennial & Utopian Movements in the Young Republic

11:00 AM, Sunday, March 2, 2008

William Miller predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur in 1843 or 1844. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, also preached that the Second Coming was near at hand. Many other groups, both religious and secular, founded Utopian communities to demonstrate their principles, including the secular humanist followers of Robert Owen. Why did they emerge during those early years of the United States?

Prof. Daniel Walker Howe examines these movements in his talk based on his new, critically acclaimed book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. The book, one in the Oxford History of the United States series, was recently nominated for a National Book Critics Award. Professor Howe is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus, Oxford University, and Professor of History Emeritus, UCLA.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, March 2nd, 2008.
COST: $6

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