Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Divertimento: Samuel Simon and Catherine Steenbergen Schmucker Chapter 1. Town and Region Divertimento: Salome "Sallie" Myers Chapter 2. Refinement: In Theory Chapter 3. Refinement: In Practice Divertimento: The Codoris Chapter 4. Diversity: Ethnicity and Doctrine Divertimento: Abraham and Elizabeth Brien Chapter 5. Diversity: Race Divertimento: Mary and Joseph Sherfy Chapter 6. War Conclusion Appendix A. Thaddeus Stevens Appendix B. Coda Bibliography Notes.
"In the borderland between freedom and slavery, Gettysburg remains among the most legendary Civil War landmarks. A century and a half after the great battle, Cemetery Hill, the Seminary and its ridge, and the Peach Orchard remain powerful memories for their embodiment of the small-town North and their ability to touch themes vital to nineteenth-century religion. During this period, three patterns became particularly prominent: refinement, diversity, and war. In Gettysburg Religion, author Steve Longenecker explores the religious history of antebellum and Civil War era Gettysburg, shedding light on the remarkable diversity of American religion and the intricate ways it interacted with the broader culture. Longenecker argues that Gettysburg religion revealed much about larger American society and about how trends in the Border North mirrored national developments. In many ways, Gettysburg and its surrounding Border North religion belonged to the future and signaled a coming pattern for modern America"-- Provided by publisher.
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Print version: Longenecker, Stephen L. Gettysburg religion : refinement, diversity, and race in the Antebellum and Civil War border north. New York : Fordham University Press, 2014 xiv, 246 pages The North's Civil War