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Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Monica Najar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although many refer to the American South as the “Bible Belt”, the region was not always characterized by a powerful religious culture. In the 17th century and early 18th century, religion was ... More


 The Manly Voice of Orthodoxy

Monica Najar

in Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter maps the religious landscape of the late colonial Upper South, examining the patterns of religious practice of the state-established Church of England, which opened the door for ... More


 The Equity of Hereditary Slavery

Monica Najar

in Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that in the Baptists' ongoing efforts to mark the boundaries between the sacred and the secular realms, slavery came to be the defining issue — one that would determine the extent ... More


Introduction

Monica Najar

in Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of American's reorganization of the relationship and boundaries between the religious and civil realms, on both national and local levels, during ... More


Mutual Misconceptions

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Four examines the mutually irreconcilable explanations of current reality that took shape during the five months that followed the presidential election. Its focus is the three most ... More


The Domestic Slave Trade in America: The Lifeblood of the Southern Slave System

Steven Deyle

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents James G. Birney's statement of the status of slavery in the Upper South. In one of his first public appearances, at the second annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery ... More


Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South

Jaime Amanda Martinez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610740
eISBN:
9781469612591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610757_Martinez
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Under policies instituted by the Confederacy, white Virginians and North Carolinians surrendered control over portions of their slave populations to state authorities, military officials, and the ... More


Joseph Holt, James Buchanan, and the Secession Crisis

DANIEL W. CROFTS

in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044262
eISBN:
9780813046242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044262.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Conventional wisdom disparages President James Buchanan for allowing the secession movement to incubate and doing nothing to stop it. But Joseph Holt of Kentucky, Secretary of War during Buchanan’s ... More


The Upper South: Straddling the Divide

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The failure to gain the states of the Upper South when they held their secession elections in February 1861 was a major setback for the cause of secession. The seven states of the original ... More


The Amendment Assessed

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Nine explores the range of opinion among Republicans in the US House in early 1861. Hard-liners led by Thaddeus Stevens and Owen Lovejoy disavowed all intention of attacking slavery in the ... More


Flawed Foundations: The Provisional Army of Tennessee

Larry J. Daniel

in Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469649504
eISBN:
9781469649528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649504.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the numerous intrinsic flaws of the Army of Tennessee beginning with the hiring of unqualified officers, inadequate training for troops, and insufficient organization. The ... More


In Search of Kinfolk and Loved Ones

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes one of slavery′s most unfortunate aspects, the separation of family and kinfolk. In their dream to regain what they had lost in the Upper South, elite planter families and less ... More


From Waiting Game to War: Lincoln Takes Command

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

A month of anxious waiting came to an end in early April 1861 when Lincoln’s decision to send a relief expedition to Fort Sumter shattered an uneasy peace between the Union and the Confederacy and ... More


The First Year of War

Judkin Browning

in Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834688
eISBN:
9781469603377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877722_browning.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Governor John W. Ellis's diary entry regarding the pervasive fear that had preoccupied his thoughts since South Carolina seceded from the Union nearly two months earlier. ... More


Lynchers versus Due Process: The Forging of Rough Justice

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter treats the Far West, the Upper South, and the Midwest in the mid-to-late 1850s as a laboratory for a variety of lynching violence that would become widespread in the postbellum era. The ... More


The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean

Daniel B. Rood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190655266
eISBN:
9780190655297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655266.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Rood’s book shows how, in an age of industrial growth and expanding antislavery movements, ambitious planters in the Upper US South, Cuba, and Brazil forged a new set of relationships with one ... More


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