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

Steve Longenecker


This book argues that the religious history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area, the Border North, was particularly modern for its time and reveals much about larger American society. Refinement, for example, was pervasive and typified American religion. The diversity of Gettysburg religion, including multiple denominations, ethnicity, doctrinal disagreements, and higher education (a seminary and a college), created variety remarkable for a small antebellum town but characteristic of modern America. Race added more diversity to the community and predicted national trends beyo ... More

Keywords: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil War, Refinement, Race, Religion, Diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823255191
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823255191.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Longenecker, author
Bridgewater College