By Paul E. Johnson
A quarter-century after its first e-book, A Shopkeeper's Millennium continues to be a landmark work--brilliant either as a brand new interpretation of the intimate connections between politics, economic climate, and faith in the course of the moment nice Awakening, and as a shocking portrait of a quickly becoming frontier urban. The spiritual revival that remodeled the United States within the 1820s, making it the main militantly Protestant state in the world and spawning reform hobbies devoted to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had a particularly robust impact in Rochester, ny. Paul E. Johnson explores the explanations for the revival's awesome good fortune there, suggesting vital hyperlinks among its ethical accounting and the city's new business global. In a brand new preface, he reassesses his facts and his conclusions during this significant paintings.
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S. soldiers. STANDING UP TO STALIN Certainly the bomb had changed the global balance of power. Truman now was confident that if it became necessary to lay all of his cards on the table in a confrontation with Stalin, he could soon do so from a unique position of strength. But the president was evidently unwilling at this stage— although recent scholarship shows he was pressured hard to do so—to make the bomb a visible and immediate part of his bargaining hand in diplomatic negotiations. At Potsdam in July he could have done so (having received news of the successful Alamogordo test while the conference was in session), but he still chose to rely on the Harriman strategy of catering to the expected Soviet hunger for economic assistance.
For the United States to take steps to strengthen countries threatened with Communist subversion was not to pull British chestnuts out of the fire; it was to protect the security of the United States—it was to protect freedom itself. For if the Soviet Union succeeded in extending its control over two-thirds of the world’s surface and three-fourths of its population, there could be no security for the United States, and freedom anywhere in the world would have only a poor chance of survival. The proposed aid to Greece and Turkey was not therefore a 31 ■ T H E S H AT T E R I N G O F E X P E C TAT I O N S matter of bailing out the British, or even of responding on humanitarian grounds to the need of a loyal ally.
Not wanting to wait upon a declaration of war from Congress and operating under the aegis of two emergency UN Security Council resolutions, 15 the president ordered General Douglas MacArthur (then still in Japan overseeing its rehabilitation) to provide immediate assistance to the South Korean military and to organize a UN “peace action” to compel the North Koreans to withdraw behind the thirty-eighth parallel. S. ground combat troops to the battle. During the rest of the summer of 1950, the situation in Korea looked increasingly bleak.
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 by Paul E. Johnson