In the two decades prior to the Civil War, the Hutchinson
Family Singers of New Hampshire became America’s most popular
musical act. Out of a Baptist revival upbringing, John, Asa,
Judson, and Abby Hutchinson transformed themselves in the 1840s
into national icons, taking up the reform issues of their age
and singing out especially for temperance and antislavery
reform. This engaging book is the first to tell the full... more...