Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era
296 pages /
6.00 x 9.00 inches /
Ben Wright is a doctoral candidate in history at Rice University.
Zachary W. Dresser is visiting assistant professor in the department of religion and culture at Virginia Tech.
Praise for Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era
“Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era likewise represents a substantial range of current scholarly approaches to religion before, during, and after the Civil War. The chapters reflect current methods andapproaches; several authors are conversant in digital humanities and supply questions and methodologies that were unknown or impractical a few years ago. Their subjects range far beyond the cultural elites and mainstream Protestant denominations that preoccupied some earlier scholarship.”—Journal of American History
“What students and scholars gain from Apocalypse and the Millennium is a more complete picture of American religious life on the eve of, during, and following the Civil War. . . A must read for any scholar interested in understanding how religion shaped the views and actions of Americans living during the Civil War era.”—Civil War Book Review
“These eleven case studies . . . fill an important historiographical void. . . . Upon completing Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era, readers will hold a much greater appreciation for the genuine millennial themes that echo throughout such nineteenth-century American cultural icons as Julia Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, and James Fenimore Cooper’s The Crater.”—North Carolina Historical Review
“[An] outstanding collection of essays. . . More than any other work to date, this volume of essays from some of the best scholars of religion during the nineteenth century will do much to remedy . . . historical obliviousness.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
“Thoughtful and well-researched essays. . . . provide an insightful look at religion in the Civil War era.”—Civil War History
Links for Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era
An Interview with Ben Wright and Zach Dresser (The Civil War Monitor)
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