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When North Carolina Had the Jerks

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The Great Revival of the 18th and 19th centuries saw a radical change in the attitude of North Carolina from Godlessness to religious enthusiasm. Aside from this significance, the movement produced a curious phenomenon which has fascinated psychologists ever since -- \"exercises.\" The exercises of revivalists are described as \"falling down,\" and later \"jerking,\" acts supposedly brought on at the height of religious frenzy during an evangelist's sermon.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 5, Aug 1958, p101-103, il