Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North by Steve LongeneckerGettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North by Steve Longenecker

Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

bySteve Longenecker

Hardcover | January 1, 2014

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In the borderland between freedom and slavery, Gettysburg remains among the most legendary Civil War landmarks. A century and a half after the great battle, Cemetery Hill, the Seminary and its ridge, and the Peach Orchard remain powerful memories for their embodiment of the small-town Northand their ability to touch themes vital to nineteenth-century religion. During this period, three patterns became particularly prominent: refinement, diversity, and war.In Gettysburg Religion, author Steve Longenecker explores the religious history of antebellum and Civil War Sera Gettysburg, shedding light on the remarkable diversity of American religion and the intricate ways it interacted with the broader culture. Longenecker argues that Gettysburg religionrevealed much about larger American society and about how trends in the Border North mirrored national developments. In many ways, Gettysburg and its surrounding Border North religion belonged to the future and signaled a coming pattern for modern America.
Stephen Longenecker is professor of History at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia.
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Title:Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border NorthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0 inPublished:January 1, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823255190

ISBN - 13:9780823255191

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"Longenecker has done an impressive job of research, bringing to light much that has previously been absent from works on the Battle of Gettysburg or on religion in the Civil War. His book is a welcome addition to both areas of study, worthy of reading by scholars of the Civil War, American religion, and Pennsylvania history."