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The Resource God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable

God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable

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God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War
Title
God's almost chosen peoples
Title remainder
a religious history of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
George C. Rable
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the Civil War, soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict saw the hand of God in the terrible events of the day, but the standard narratives of the period pay scant attention to religion. Now, in God's Almost Chosen Peoples, Lincoln Prize-winning historian George C. Rable offers a groundbreaking account of how Americans of all political and religious persuasions used faith to interpret the course of the war. Examining a wide range of published and unpublished documents--including sermons, official statements from various churches, denominational papers and periodicals, and letters, diaries, and newspaper articles--Rable illuminates the broad role of religion during the Civil War, giving attention to often-neglected groups such as Mormons, Catholics, blacks, and people from the Trans-Mississippi region. The book underscores religion's presence in the everyday lives of Americans north and south struggling to understand the meaning of the conflict, from the tragedy of individual death to victory and defeat in battle and even the ultimate outcome of the war. Rable shows that themes of providence, sin, and judgment pervaded both public and private writings about the conflict. Perhaps most important, this volume--the only comprehensive religious history of the war--highlights the resilience of religious faith in the face of political and military storms the likes of which Americans had never before endured. - Publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rable, George C
Dewey number
973.7/78
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E635
LC item number
.R33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Littlefield history of the Civil War era
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223092624049
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
586 p.
Isbn
9780807834268
Lccn
2010023646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 607975631
  • (OCoLC)607975631
Label
God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable
Publication
Bar code
31223092624049
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
586 p.
Isbn
9780807834268
Lccn
2010023646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 607975631
  • (OCoLC)607975631

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