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By Ron Field

The typical photograph of the accomplice military through the Civil conflict (1861-1865) is ruled by way of a restricted variety of early photos of squaddies donning the grey and butternut linked to the CS rules and quartermaster matters. This series of books examines a much broader box: the unique uniforms of the country armed forces and volunteer businesses which have been introduced jointly to shape the accomplice armies, and the ongoing efforts via person states to dress their troops as wear-and-tear decreased the initially wide selection of uniforms. A mass of knowledge from kingdom papers and different modern records is illustrated with infrequent images and meticulous colour reconstructions.

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For their part, too many slaveholders seemed content to go through the motions, showing little genuine or at least consistent interest in their slaves’ spiritual welfare. ”25 Such reassurance must have been necessary. Patriarchal planters had traditionally proved resistant to preaching that struck at their pride or authority. The whole idea of repentance and submission had cut against their grain, not to mention clashing with antique notions of honor. To be on equal footing with women and children before God presented enough of a problem, so it is hardly surprising that to think of slaves as brothers and sisters in Christ aroused skepticism and apprehension.

When this essentially moderate Baptist spoke CRISES OF FAITH : : : 27 about proclaiming liberty to the captives and declared both Africans and Indians to be Christian brothers, it did indeed seem that a great shift in opinion was taking place. Horace Bushnell, who had long steered a moderate course, now decided that the slave power posed a far greater danger to the nation than the abolitionists. Leading Unitarian Ezra Stiles Gannett hesitated to condemn southerners, considered Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin a “narrative of exceptional cases,” and doubted the government’s constitutional authority to interfere with slavery in the states.

Territorial expansion, partisan politics, and political nativism had all tugged the faithful this way and that, inevitably raising questions about the proper role of clergy and laity alike. Each new flash point from the Compromise of 1850 to Kansas-Nebraska to John Brown had shaken the churches, CRISES OF FAITH : : : 31 while producing new fissures along sectional, party, racial, and theological lines. Pious folk had struggled to escape the tremors convulsing both church and state, but there were few safe havens.

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