Two Troubled Souls
An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World
By Aaron Spencer Fogleman
336 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 29 figs., 8 maps, 2 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2642-0
Published: August 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0880-8
Published: December 2013
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Awards & distinctions
2014 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, American Historical Association
Reynier's and Knoll's lives illuminate an underside of empire where religious radicals fought against church authority and each other to find and spread the truth; where Atlantic peoples had spiritual, medical, and linguistic encounters that authorities could not always understand or control; and where wives disobeyed husbands to seek their own truth and opportunity.
About the Author
Aaron Spencer Fogleman is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of Jesus is Female: Moravians and Radical Religion in Early America and Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775.
For more information about Aaron Spencer Fogleman, visit the Author Page.
“An unusually revealing view of the transcontinental networks and radical thought and behavior in the tumultuous 18th-century Atlantic world. Recommended. All levels/libraries.”--Choice
“A compelling, deeply researched, and accessibly written microhistory of one couple’s journeys throughout the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.”--William and Mary Quarterly
"Fogleman offers a lens through which to better understand how individuals engaged with the 18th century Atlantic World and how men and women experienced many of its important aspects differently."--NIU Today
“A rich microhistorical narrative.”--Journal of American History
"A well-told story that invites curiosity and reflection."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Exhaustively researched and beautifully written."--American Historical Review