A People Highly Favoured of God : The Nova Scotia Yankees and the American Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket

By: STEWART, Gordon RAWLYK, George

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STEWART, Gordon and George RAWLYK. A People Highly Favoured of God : The Nova Scotia Yankees and the American Revolution. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1972). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-xxii,(2),3-219,(3). Map. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Griffin-Allwood, Baptists in Canada 1760-1990 : A Bibliography of Selected Printed Resources in English 323.

Gordon Thomas Stewart (b. 1945, Newport-on-Tay, Scotland).

George Alexander Rawlyk (b. May 19, 1935, Thorold, Ontario - d. November 23, 1995, Ottawa).

"In 1758 and 1759 Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia issued two proclamations encouraging New Englanders to come to the northern colony. By the outbreak of the American Revolution six years later some 12,000 Yankees, out of a total population of about 20,000, were living in Nova Scotia. Yet when rebellion flared up in the Thirteen Colonies it sparked no similar revolutionary activity in Nova Scotia. A People Highly Favoured of God analyses the response of the Nova Scotia Yankees to the American Revolution and suggests some reasons why this crisis helped precipitate one of the most important social movements in Nova Scotia history — the religious revival inspired by the charismatic preacher, Henry Alline, and known as the Great Awakening.

It has been said that the real American Revolution occured in the decade preceding the military events of 1775-6, and consisted in the 'radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments and affections of the people.' Professors Stewart and Rawlyk argue convincingly that the Yankees who had emigrated to Nova Scotia missed this crucial decade of radical change. The war, therefore, plunged them into an acute crisis in their traditional loyalties and value systems - a crisis which was resolved for them only by the sense of identity and purpose given them by Alline's preaching.

It is over thirty years since the publication of J.B. Brebner's The Neutral Yankees of Nova Scotia. Professors Stewart and Rawlyk now offer a reassessment of Brebner's neutrality thesis. A People Highly Favoured of God represents a notable contribution to recent Canadian and American historiography." from the dj.


Part I. : "The Whole Province is in Confusion, Trouble and Anguish".
1. The Missing Decade;
2. Religious Ties and the Missing Decade;
3. Response to Revolution;
4. Neutrality or Confusion?

Part II. : Henry Alline and the Great Awakening in Nova Scotia.
5. Some New England Traditions in the Religious Views of Henry Alline;
6. The case of Yarmouth: Scott versus Alline;
7. The Anatomy of Revival;
8. A Charismatic Leader;
9. The Message;
10. A New Sense of Identity.
With end-notes and index.

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Title: A People Highly Favoured of God : The Nova Scotia Yankees and the American Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: STEWART, Gordon RAWLYK, George

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Macmillan of Canada, Toronto:, 1972,: 1972

ISBN Number: 0770508669

ISBN Number 13: 9780770508661

Seller ID: 14300