But when we drew near, we saw that the goggles were nothing but a camp meeting
of flies assembled around each of the child's eyes, and at the same time there was a detachment prospecting its nose.
It details music made in drawing rooms, taverns, churches, and tobacco fields in early Maryland; music from independence to the 1850s, in relation to camp meetings
, theater, dancing, parlor music, piano making and musical instruction, opera, and popular song; music during the Civil War; music in the late 19th century in homes, beer gardens, and festivals, as well as the Peabody Institute, the Lyric Theatre, and the beginnings of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; music during World War I, including jazz; and radio and music during World War II, as well as the Baltimore Civic Opera.
Likewise, protracted camp meetings
, encouraged by the missionaries, became a traditional form for community gatherings in which religious meetings played only a part, albeit a substantial part.
For nearly fifty years, new denominations held camp meetings
in this area to attract new converts.
Yet the back-patting mustn't blind us to pumped-up nationalists disrupting No camp meetings
and tearing down posters as soon as they go up.
Beginning with the Kentucky frontier camp meetings
in 1801, revival tires flared up until the eve of the Civil War.
Methodism's informal nature featured itinerant preachers, camp meetings
, the empowerment of women, and a presence in the African American community.
The group meet once a week and take part in various activities as well as attending camp meetings
that are organised at least twice a year.
During the period of western expansion in this country, many of the religious needs of people were met through camp meetings
An instance of nineteenth-century camp resorting (akin to revival camp meetings
and educational camp meetings
like Chautauqua), the Bohemian Grove and its rituals were created as an antidote to the enervating nature of modern life in response to fears about male neurasthenia.
There were also songs, not quite hymns, which were heartily sung especially at Camp Meetings
in the early 1800s, such as this one:
This section of the Jersey Shore was familiar territory to the Cranes; almost a decade before making Asbury Park their permanent home, Reverend Crane and his family had begun attending Methodist summer camp meetings
in neighboring Ocean Grove.