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Two Troubled Souls
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Jean-Francois Reynier, a French Swiss Huguenot, and his wife, Maria Barbara Knoll, a Lutheran from the German territories, crossed the Atlantic several times and lived among Protestants, Jews, African slaves, and Native Americans from Suriname to New York and many places in between. While they preached to and doctored many Atlantic peoples in religious missions, revivals, and communal experiments, they encountered scandals, bouts of madness, and other turmoil, including within their own marriage. Aaron Spencer Fogleman's riveting narrative offers a lens through which to better understand how individuals engaged with the eighteenth-century Atlantic world and how men and women experienced many of its important aspects differently.
Reynier's and Knoll's lives illuminate an underside of empire where religious radicals fought against church authority and each other to find and spread the truth; where Atlantic peoples had spiritual, medical, and linguistic encounters that authorities could not always understand or control; and where wives disobeyed husbands to seek their own truth and opportunity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Note on Calendars and Currency Exchange Rates
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Marriage, Mission, and Migrants in the Atlantic World
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. PART I: A Young Man’s Path into the Atlantic World
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 1. Alpine Origins
  2. pp. 17-29
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  1. 2. Pennsylvania: A Troubled Pietist in an Individualist Paradise
  2. pp. 30-52
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  1. 3. Georgia: Joining a Colony of Rebels
  2. pp. 53-71
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  1. 4. Giving Europe Another Chance
  2. pp. 72-82
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  1. PART II: Union in Europe
  2. pp. 83-84
  1. 5. A Woman’s Path into the Atlantic World
  2. pp. 85-92
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  1. 6. The Wedding
  2. pp. 93-98
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  1. PART III: To the Caribbean They Went
  2. pp. 99-100
  1. 7. A Long Journey Together
  2. pp. 101-118
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  1. 8. Trouble in Suriname
  2. pp. 119-146
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  1. 9. Salvation and Success on St. Thomas
  2. pp. 147-172
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  1. PART IV: Life in North America
  2. pp. 173-174
  1. 10. Crisis and Controversy in Pennsylvania
  2. pp. 175-196
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  1. 11. Onto the Transatlantic Stage
  2. pp. 197-213
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  1. 12. Separation, Empowerment, and Flight from Pennsylvania
  2. pp. 214-232
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  1. 13. A Separate Peace in Georgia
  2. pp. 233-258
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  1. Conclusion: Seekers at Rest in a World They Could Not Change
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Appendix: Genealogy of Jean-François Reynier of Vevey , 1712–1775
  2. pp. 261-264
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-290
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-321
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