The latest episode of A New York Minute In History details the “Burned Over District” and how upstate New York became a “cauldron” of emergent religions and alternative communities during the 19th century. How did the Burned Over District collide with state and national history? And what role did the Erie Canal play in establishing it?
These new religions contributed to the creation of alternative communities, such as the Ebenezers and the Oneida Community, and how this predication for communal living was revisited in New York during the 1960s.
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A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by NYS Historian Devin Lander and Don Wildman and produced by Jim Levulis. The podcast is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media.
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