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When Worlds Collide: Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810
When Methodists first arrived in the South, they were critics of the social order. They preached in public against slavery and counselled in private against slaveholding. They condemned the code of honor and supported pious ...
From border South to solid South: Religion, race, and the making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830--1880
This dissertation demonstrates the central role of proslavery theology in the politics and collective identity of white American southerners---not just before, but also during and after the Civil War. It examines, more ...