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Terrific insights on the shifting moral stances of churches, soldiers and politicians before and during the Civil War. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Genevieve Timpane
I devoured this book and have happily recommended it often.
To me, this is history as it should be done: winsomely, honestly, and engagingly. Read more
Great book, good insights as both a retired soldier and a minister, it helps me to think a bit differentlyPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am currently reading Harry S. Stouts "Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Adam Harmon
A moral history is, as this author so carefully points out, an attempt to put brackets around the "ought" and the "actuality. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
The writer has tried to produce a truly unbiased account of how our nation's bloodiest and most significant war was fought. Read morePublished 22 months ago by steamduck43
This was a surprise read. Dr. Stout has written a well balanced study of this war from the perspective of evaluating its moral issues for our society. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Thomas D. Mackie
The idea from this book is fascinating, a leading scholar of American religion tries to tackle and morally evaluate the bloodiest conflict in American history. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Maybe
Very well researched history of the Civil War from a unique viewpoint. Outlines the War in an easily comprehended manner, and looks at the influence of religion and the secular... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by James W. Peoples