Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum Southby Mitchell Snay
Pub. Date: 10/29/1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines the ways in which religion influenced the development of a distinctive Southern culture and politics before the Civil War. See more details below
This book examines the ways in which religion influenced the development of a distinctive Southern culture and politics before the Civil War.
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- New Edition
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- 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction. Religion and the search for Southern distinctiveness; Part I. Religion and Sectional Politics: 1. The abolitionist crisis of 1835: the issues defined; Part II. Religion and Slavery: 2. Slavery defended: the morality of slavery and the infidelity of abolitionism; 3. Slavery sanctified: the slaveholding ethic and the religious mission to the slaves; Part III. Religion and Separatism: 4. Harbingers of disunion: the denominational schisms, 5. The religious logic of secession; 6. Religion and the formation of a Southern nationalism and the coming of the Civil War.
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