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Religion and the American Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0195121295

ISBN-13: 9780195121292

Edition: 1998

Authors: Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson

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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context, as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Galpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an Afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/5/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Religion and the American Civil War
The Bible and Slavery
Religion in the Collapse of the American Union
Church, Honor, and Secession
The Coming of the Lord: The Northern Protestant Clergy and the Civil War Crisis
"Wholesome Reading Purifies and Elevates the Man": The Religious Military Press in the Confederacy
"Yankee Faith" and Southern Redemption: White Southern Baptist Ministers, 1850-1890
Stonewall Jackson and the Providence of God
Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural
Days of Judgment, Days of Wrath: The Civil War and the Religious Imagination of Women Writers
"Without Pilot or Compass": Elite Women and Religion in the Civil War South
Catholic Religion, Irish Ethnicity, and the Civil War
Christian Soldiers?: Perfecting the Confederacy
Civil War, Religion, and Communications: The Case of Richmond
Religion and the Results of the Civil War
Religion and the American Civil War in Comparative Perspective