Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880

Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880

by Luke E. Harlow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107000896
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies on the American South Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Luke E. Harlow is Associate Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His published work has appeared in Slavery and Abolition, Ohio Valley History and the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. He is the co-editor of Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The challenge of immediate emancipationism: the origins of abolitionist heresy, 1829-35; 2. Heresy and schism: the uneasy gradualist-proslavery ecclesiastical alliance, 1836-45; 3. The limits of Christian conservative antislavery: white supremacy and the failure of emancipationism, 1845-59; 4. The abolitionist threat: religious orthodoxy and proslavery unionism on the eve of civil war, 1859-61; 5. Competing visions of political theology: Kentucky Presbyterianism's civil war, 1861-2; 6. The end of neutrality: emancipation, political religion, and the triumph of abolitionist heterodoxy, 1862-5; 7. Kentucky's redemption: confederate religion and white democratic domination, 1865-74; Epilogue: the antebellum past for the postwar future.

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