Under the Big Top. Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925.
Oxford University Press, 2015. 248p. Hardback. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans loved circuses and freak shows. They also loved big tent revivals. In this fascinating and well-researched book, McMullen carefully demonstrated how the United States' largest revivals and most popular evangelists, working out of tents, tabernacles, and sports arenas, shaped and reflected an age of dramatic change. Religion became not just something to experience but to consume alongside the greatest spectacles of the era. Matthew Avery Sutton, author of American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism |a 13/02/15 (Publisher's information).