Vale of Tears: New Essays on Religion and Reconstruction

Vale of Tears: New Essays on Religion and Reconstruction

by Edward J. Blum, William Scott Poole

ISBN-10: 0865549621

ISBN-13: 9780865549623

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Mercer University Press

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Table of Contents

1Parameters of promiscuity : sexuality, violence, and religion in upcountry South Carolina15
2Confederate apocalypse : theology and violence in the white reconstruction South36
3"One fold and one chief shepherd" : the Sewanee Conference of 1883 and the beginnings of racial segregation in the Episcopal church53
4"That was about equalization after freedom" : southern evangelicalism and the politics of reconstruction and redemption, 1861-190073
5"O God of a Godless land" : northern African American challenges to white Christian nationhood, 1865-190693
6"With a sublime faith in God, and in republican liberty"112
7Why "redemption"? : religion and the end of reconstruction, 1869-1877133
8The end of slavery and the origins of the Bible belt147
9"No disruption of union" : the Catholic church in the South and reconstruction164
10"Betwixt and between" : topographies of memory and identity in American Catholicism187
11"Pageantry of woe" : the funeral of Ulysses S. Grant212
12(Re)producing white supremacy : race, the Protestant church, and the American family in the works of235

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