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Our Country: Northern Evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era

Grant R. Brodrecht

Abstract

Our Country explores northern evangelical thought and sentiment in relation to the concept of Union during the Civil War era. The book complements our understanding of northern motivation during the Civil War and contributes to a fuller understanding of the eventual “failure” of Reconstruction to provide a secure basis for African Americans’ equal inclusion in American society. In short, the book contends that mainstream northern evangelicals consistently subordinated concern for racial justice to an overarching understanding of the Union as a specifically Christian nation that existed in a co ... More

Keywords: abolitionist, African Americans, Civil War, Covenant, Northern evangelicals, Reconstruction, Slavery, Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823279906
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grant R. Brodrecht, author
Geneva School