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Jane Grey SwisshelmAn Unconventional Life, 1815-1884$
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828816

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert

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That Olde-Time Religion

That Olde-Time Religion

(p.9) Chapter One That Olde-Time Religion
Jane Grey Swisshelm

Sylvia D. Hoffert

University of North Carolina Press

Throughout her adult life, Jane Grey Swisshelm was profoundly influenced by her religious heritage. This chapter discusses the influence of religion in general and Covenanter Presbyterianism in particular on Jane's life. It also examines her attitudes toward gender and the role of women in American society. The legacy of Covenanters, for example, gave her the courage to transgress gender boundaries in pursuit of what she believed to be God's.

Keywords:   Jane Grey Swisshelm, religious heritage, religion, Covenanter Presbyterianism, gender, women, Covenanters

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