Looking for the New Jerusalem: Antebellum New Religious Movements and the Mississippi River

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion—not just from east to west, but also from north to south. With discussion of topics such as the religions of the Black Atlantic, religion and empire, antebellum religious movements, the Mormons at Nauvoo, black religion in the delta, Catholicism in the Deep South, and Johnny Cash and religion, this volume contributes to a richer understanding of this diverse, dynamic, and fluid religious world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGods of the Mississippi
EditorsMichael Pasquier
Place of PublicationBloomington
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)978-0-253-00806-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Cite this