This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Robert Matthews - This person was born 1788 in the Scottish community of Coila and was raised in a strict Calvinist, anti-burgher tradition; this character died in 1841.
Elijah Pierson - This person grew up in rural New Jersey and sought his fortune as a merchant, but the death of his wife drove him to madness and he began to hear voices and have prophetic visions.
Benjamin Folger - This person was a successful merchant and took advantage of the promiscuity afforded him through the community.
Ann Folger - This person married and...
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