An instrument the evangelicals used to subdue the frontier wilderness was the revival. The Second Great Awakening provided the next generation with skilled and dedicated leaders for the western crusade. The great western frontier revival took place in newly settled regions between the Alleghenies and the Mississippi and centered in Kentucky and Tennessee. This awakening was rugged, wild, and boisterous. The camp meeting was an effective tool used by the rough and ready circuit preachers to spread revival.
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