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Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

Steve Longenecker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255191
eISBN:
9780823261093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that the religious history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area, the Border North, was particularly modern for its time and reveals much about larger American ... More


Proximity

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the rising importance of middle-class refinement in the United States, and shows that black and white Americans fostered this culture together. Pursuit of middle-class status ... More


Refinement: In Theory

Steve Longenecker

in Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255191
eISBN:
9780823261093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255191.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Refinement—that is, the evaluation of manners, dress, speech, possessions, bearing, pastimes, and homes for style, beauty, and improvement—was integral to Gettysburg religion. The Lutheran ... More


Refinement: In Practice

Steve Longenecker

in Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255191
eISBN:
9780823261093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255191.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the importance of refinement to everyday religious life. Taking advantage of the new market-revolution economy, congregations eagerly pursued gentility by purchasing an ... More


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