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

Grant R. Brodrecht

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

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 ... More


“The Uprising of a Great People”: A Providential Union

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter one explores northern evangelical devotion to the Union during the Civil War by looking at its intersection with the public words of Abraham Lincoln. His public words were often particularly ... More


1864: Annus Mirabilis

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The second chapter looks at northern evangelicals in relation to the election of 1864. Although the war’s evolving aim, which now included emancipation, reflected northern white evangelicals’ ... More


“The Harvest of Death Is Complete”: Imagined Unity

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following upon Abraham Lincoln’s electoral victory in 1864, chapter three portrays northern evangelicals anticipating military victory and emergent national oneness. The chapter looks particularly at ... More


Pax Grantis: The Great Protestant Republic

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The sixth chapter shows northern evangelicals preoccupied during Grant’s presidency with managing various cultural, social, and political forces centrifugally threatening the Union. Their larger ... More


From Moses to Joshua

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The fourth chapter surveys the generally positive reception northern evangelicals gave Andrew Johnson following Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865 and through the remainder of the year. Flowing ... More


The Union Saved Again

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The fifth chapter explores the transformation of northern evangelical opinion regarding Andrew Johnson from 1866 to 1868 and their subsequent welcoming of Ulysses S. Grant as a two-time savior of the ... More


Conclusion: “The Nation Still in Danger”

Grant R. Brodrecht

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279906
eISBN:
9780823281497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279906.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Conclusion highlights the reality that Reconstruction had not turned out as most northern evangelicals had hoped. The Christian America envisioned by radicals, one which ensured an equitable ... More


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