Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery / Edition 1

Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery / Edition 1

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by John McKivigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820320765

ISBN-13: 9780820320762

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

This anthology of original essays by historians explores the religious dimensions of the antebellum sectional conflict over slavery. Covering such familiar topics as the proslavery argument and denominational schisms, these essays emphasize the diversity that existed within regions, states, and denominations; the importance of local factors in shaping responses to the

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This anthology of original essays by historians explores the religious dimensions of the antebellum sectional conflict over slavery. Covering such familiar topics as the proslavery argument and denominational schisms, these essays emphasize the diversity that existed within regions, states, and denominations; the importance of local factors in shaping responses to the slavery controversy; and the powerful pulls toward moderation and unity that existed within the institutional church. Drawing on the recent flowering of scholarship on religion, the essays collected here provide a variety of new approaches, including quantitative methodologies and a heightened sensitivity to issues of race, class, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820320762
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The editors have done an outstanding job in bringing together essays by top historians in the field to explore the ignored connection of religious thought and political use of that thought in the antebellum debate over slavery. Of particular interest are the essays by Robert P. Forbes and Laura Mitchell. These two essays by themselves deserve five stars.