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

The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War.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

About the Author
Randall M. Miller is William Dirk Warren '50 Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University and President of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

Harry S. Stout is Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and the author of "The New England Soul," His awards include an N.E.H. Research Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Charles Reagan Wilson is professor of history and southern studies at the University of Mississippi and the former director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.