Religion and the American Civil War

Religion and the American Civil War

By Randall M. Miller (Editor); Harry S. Stout (Editor); Charles Reagan Wilson (Editor)

Oxford University Press, USA, Paperback, 9780195121292, 448pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1998

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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War.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