Religion and the American Civil War

Religion and the American Civil War


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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War.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 Gilpin 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195121285
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/05/1998
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson
1. Religion and the American Civil War, Philip Shaw Paludan
2. The Bible and Slavery, Mark A. Noll
3. Religion in the Collapse of the Union, Eugene D. Genovese
4. Church, Honor, and Secession, Bertram Wyatt-Brown
5. The Coming of the Lord: The Northern Protestant Clergy and the Civil War Crisis, George M. Fredrickson
6. "Wholesome Reading Purifies and Elevates the Man": The Religious Military Press in the Confederacy, Kurt O. Berends
7. "Yankee Faith" and Southern Redemption: White Southern Baptist Ministers, 1850-1880, Paul Harvey
8. Stonewall Jackson and the Providence of God, Daniel W. Stowell
9. Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural, Ronald C. White
10. Days of Judgement, Days of Wrath: The Civil War and the Religious Imagination of Women Writers, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
11. "Without Pilot or Compass": Elite Women and Religion in the Civil War South, Drew Gilpin Faust
12. Catholic Religion, Irish Ethnicity, and the Civil War, Randall M. Miller
13. Christian Soldiers?: Perfecting the Confederacy, Reid Mitchell
14. Civil War, Religion and Communications: Richmond as a Case Study, Harry S. Stout and Christopher Grasso
15. Religion and the Results of the Civil War, Samual S. Hill
16. Religion and the American Civil War in Comparative Perspective, Charles Reagan Wilson
Afterward, James M. McPherson

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