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Author Scott, Sean A

Title A visitation of God : northern civilians interpret the Civil War / Sean A. Scott

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
 PC  E635 .S36 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  E635 .S36 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-337) and index
Contents "If God saves not our country it must be lost" : providence, secession, and the outbreak of war -- "Until the great sin...has been removed" : God's chastening, the sacred union, and emancipation -- "Try to live the life of a Christian" : the personal faith of women on the home front -- "Christian patriotism" in flush : political preaching, antiwar dissent, and summer thanksgiving -- "Exhorting you to be God and to men" : fatherly counsel and the path to Christian manhood -- "Discord sown among brethren" : the appropriation of scripture, politicized religion, and church division -- "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure" : civilian perspectives on death and eternity -- "God be thanked the nation and humanity were saved" : retribution against traitors, the reelection of Lincoln, and the termination of war -- "How mysterious are the ways of providence" : civilian attitudes toward the assassination of Lincoln
Note "This work is confined geographically to the Union states of the Civil War west--Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa."--P. 5
LC subject Northwest, Old -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects
Northwest, Old -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
Northwest, Old -- Church history -- 19th century
Laity -- Northwest, Old -- History -- 19th century
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 19th century
Slavery and the church -- Northwest, Old
ISBN 9780195395990 (alk. paper)
0195395999 (alk. paper)