Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda [Confederate Centennial Studies Series]

By: Silver, James W.

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Book Condition: near fine


No. 3 in the Confederate Centennial Studies series, reprint of the 1957 Confederate Publishing Company edition. Grey cloth with black spine titles, no jacket (if issued), 13.3 by 21 cm, 120 pp. Near fine with only faint signs of wear to the spine ends – appears unread. From a later edition: “In this closely documented study, Professor James W. Silver examines the role of the church in the South during the Civil War: what part it played as a powerful social institution in shaping the mind of the South, bringing on secession, and promoting the war, and to what extent its efforts succeeded or failed. Basing his analysis on examination of sermons, church newspapers, and the minutes of denominational organizations, Professor Silver shows how politics and religion influenced each other, why the church was able to mold public opinion so strongly, what arguments and techniques it employed, and to what extent it represented, or was able to produce, unanimity of opinion. He discusses churchmen’s attitudes to secession, slavery, and states’ rights; the practical work of the church during the war; and the ways in which religious propaganda may have backfired and defeated its own ends. By exploring this highly significant facet of the role of public opinion in the Confederacy, Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda sheds light on the larger question of the South’s aims and the internal dissensions which contributed to its collapse.”

Title: Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda [Confederate Centennial Studies Series]

Author Name: Silver, James W.

Categories: Religion, Civil War,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Gloucester, MA, Peter Smith: 1964

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Seller ID: 3566