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God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

George C. Rable


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, this book offers an 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 Examining a wide range of published and unpublished documents—including sermons, official statements from various churches, denominational papers and periodicals, and letters, diaries, and newspaper articles—it illuminates the broad role of religion d ... More

Keywords: soldiers, Civil War, civilians, conflict, Americans, religious faith, sermons, denominational papers, Mormons, Catholics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834268
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899311_rable


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George C. Rable, author