Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery
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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…mehr

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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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
  • Seitenzahl: 408
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 1998
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 230mm x 152mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 531g
  • ISBN-13: 9780820320762
  • ISBN-10: 0820320765
  • Artikelnr.: 21531609