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Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery / Edition 1

Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery / Edition 1

by John R. McKivigan, Mitchell SnayJohn R. McKivigan


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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: 11/01/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John R. McKivigan (Editor)
JOHN R. MCKIVIGAN is a professor of history at West Virginia University. He is the author of The War Against Proslavery Religion.

Mitchell Snay (Editor)
MITCHELL SNAY is an associate professor of history at Denison University and the author of Gospel of Disunion.

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