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The Bible CauseA History of the American Bible Society$
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John Fea

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.001.0001

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A Bible for Every American Family

A Bible for Every American Family

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(p.40) 4 A Bible for Every American Family
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The Bible Cause
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John Fea

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0005

This chapter traces the American Bible Society’s (ABS) first General Supply, an attempt to bring a copy of the Bible to every family in America between 1829 and 1832. This was an unprecedented effort to spread the gospel to the American frontier and strengthen the Christian character of the nation. The chapter offers a chronicle of the movement of Bible distribution throughout the American frontier, the difficulty of such a task, the process in which it was managed from the ABS’s New York headquarters, and why, in the end, the General Supply ultimately failed to reach its lofty goals.

Keywords:   General Supply, Bible in America, American frontier, benevolent societies, Treadwell printing press

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