Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, Holy Fairs traces the roots of American camp-meeting revivalism to the communion festivals of early modern Scotland. This new paperback edition of Leigh Eric Schmidt's seminal work features updated material, a dozen illustrations, and a new preface by the author.
About the Author
Leigh E Schmidt is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. He is also the author of Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays and Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment.