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A Consuming Fire: The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South

Focuses on the religious dimensions of the South's response to slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation. This book shows how southern pro slavery theorists, both clergy and lay, struggled with the intellectual and theological quandaries posed by slavery.
A Consuming Fire: The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South
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This book presents insight into religion and slavery from a leading southern scholar. "A Consuming Fire" focuses on the religious dimensions of the South's response to slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation. Eugene D. Genovese looks at how southern proslavery theorists, both clergy and lay, struggled with the intellectual and theological quandaries posed by slavery. To many, defeat in the Civil War was God's punishment not for slavery itself but for the failure to reform it into a 'scripturally sanctioned' system. Although the reform spirit carried over into the postwar years, it was eventually overwhelmed by open racism and segregationist ideology.
Eugene D. Genovese is a retired professor of history. He served as chair of the Department of History at the University of Rochester and taught at other institutions. He also served as president of the Organization of American Historians and of The Historical Society and he was a member of the Executive Council of the American Historical Society. He is the author of nine other books, most recently Miss Betsey: A Memoir of Marriage.
What seems most laudatory about Genovese is his attempt to try to see the white antebellum South in all its complexity and richness and to reaffirm the importance of religion in the region during the nineteenth century.--"H-CivWar"
Author
Eugene D. Genovese
Short Title
CONSUMING FIRE
Pages
200
Publisher
University of Georgia Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0820333441
ISBN-13
9780820333441
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
261.834
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-03-31
Series
Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures
Imprint
University of Georgia Press
Subtitle
The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South
Place of Publication
Georgia
Country of Publication
United States
Birth
1930
Residence
GA, US
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Series Number
41
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