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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


 Abraham Lincoln: Saving the Last Best Hope of Earth

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like George Washington’s, Lincoln’s faith has been closely scrutinized, hotly debated, and often misunderstood. Both men attributed their success in war to divine providence, proclaimed days of ... More


Reconstructing the National Body: Masculinity, Disability and Race in the American Civil War1: SARAH TRYPHENA PHILLIPS LECTURE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

SUSAN-MARY GRANT

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about masculinity, disability, and race in the American Civil War delivered by the author at the 2007 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History ... More


No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Adam I. P. Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195188653
eISBN:
9780199868346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188653.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the Civil War, Northerners fought each other in elections with almost as much zeal as they fought Southern rebels on the battlefield. Yet politicians and voters alike claimed that partisanship ... More


Decline, Slavery, and War: The Jeremiad in Antebellum and Civil War America

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the important role played by the jeremiad in antebellum and Civil War America. It begins with the national day of fasting proclaimed by President James Buchanan in January 1861. ... More


 The Civil War: Redeemer President and Warrior Prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and Evangelical Protestantism

Wayne Wei‐siang Hsieh

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the relationship between evangelical Protestantism and the American Civil War through the lives of Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman. The jeremiad script of evangelical ... More


The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Paul A. Cimbala and Randall M. Miller (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Through informative case studies, this illuminating book remaps considerations of the Civil War and reconstruction era by charting the ways in which the needs, interests, and ... More


Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Andrew R. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the emergence and development of the American jeremiad, a form of political rhetoric that laments the nation's decline from a virtuous past and calls it to repentance and renewal. ... More


Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era 1837-1873

Jay Sexton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281039
eISBN:
9780191712753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The United States was a debtor nation in the mid-19th century, with half of its national debt held overseas. Lacking the resources to develop the nation and to fund the wars necessary to expand and ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains seventeen lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2007. Subject matter ranges from commemoration of the American Civil War, to an ... More


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