The War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches, 1830-1865 by John R. MckiviganThe War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches, 1830-1865 by John R. Mckivigan

The War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches, 1830-1865

byJohn R. Mckivigan

Paperback | September 3, 2009

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"This fine book has two central themes developed in tandem, more or less chronologically. One is the effort of abolitionists to covert clergymen and church people of the North to their cause. The other is the quarrel among leaders of these churches over endorsement of abolitionist goals such as the denunciation of slaveholding as a sin against God and the cessation of Christian fellowship with congregations including slaveholders."—American Historical Review

John R. McKivigan is the Project Director and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History at IUPUI.
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Title:The War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches, 1830-1865Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.35 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801475767

ISBN - 13:9780801475764

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"This superbly researched and carefully written volume examines historical evidence of the relationship between the abolitionist movement and the northern churches in the middle years of the nineteenth century. . . . McKivigan presents evidence to support the thesis that the attitude of the northern religious community toward slavery prior to the Civil War was more ambiguous than has been supposed. . . . It will be regarded as the authoritative study of the topic."—Choice