<p>The most complete discussion of the various ways religion undergirded most of the important issues of the day. The quality is high, and the collection makes an important contribution to antebellum social, cultural, religious, and political history.</p> (John B. Boles author of <i>Religion in Antebellum Kentucky</i>
<p>The real merit of this book is to explore slavery and sectionalism within the context of antebellum Protestantism as a means to expose new connections and to highlight established scholarship in a fresh manner.</p> (Walter H. Conser Jr. coeditor of <i>Religious Diversity and American Religious History</i>
About the Author
John R. McKivigan is a professor of history at West Virginia University. He is the author of "The War Against Proslavery Religion." Mitchell Snay is an associate professor of history at Denison University and the author of "Gospel of Disunion."