Our country: northern evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era

"By examining Civil War-era Protestantism in terms of the Union, author Grant Brodrecht adds to the understanding of northern motivation and the eventual "failure" of Reconstruction to provide a secure basis for African American's equal place in society. Complementing recent scho...

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Subtitles:Northern evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era
Main Author: Brodrecht, Grant R. 1965-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Fordham University Press 2018
Series/Journal:The North's Civil War
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B USA / Evangelical movement / Protestantism / Racial relations / Civil War
Further subjects:B Protestantism United States History 19th century
B Evangelicalism United States History 19th century
B United States
B United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Religious aspects Protestant churches
B United States Race relations Religious aspects History 19th century
B Protestantism
B Evangelicalism
B Northern States Church history 19th century
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Summary:"By examining Civil War-era Protestantism in terms of the Union, author Grant Brodrecht adds to the understanding of northern motivation and the eventual "failure" of Reconstruction to provide a secure basis for African American's equal place in society. Complementing recent scholarship that gives primacy to the Union, Our Country contends that non-radical Protestants consistently subordinated concern for racial justice for what they perceived to be the greater good. Mainstream evangelicals did not enter Reconstruction with the primary aim of achieving racial justice. Rather they expected to see the emergence of a speedily restored, prosperous, and culturally homogenous Union, a Union strengthened by God through the defeat of secession and the removal of slavery as secession's cause."--Provided by publisher
Introduction: "Long live the glorious Union" -- "The uprising of a great people": a providential union -- 1864: Annus mirabilis -- "The harvest of death is complete": imagined unity -- From Moses to Joshua -- The Union saved again -- Pax Grantis: the great Protestant republic -- Conclusion: "The nation still in danger
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0823279901