Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War
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I found this book fascinating. It is an easy read, with lots of arresting stories of faith under test. Its amazingly thorough research, which comes through on every page, makes the book convincing.(Al Keim Shenandoah Mennonite Historian)
Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War is well worth exploring.(Jack Brubaker Lancaster New Era)
Fascinating even to the lay reader.(Marcia Fulmer Truth (Elkhart))
A valuable book that gives Brethren a source to turn to when considering the experiences of our own spiritual ancestors.(James L. Benedict Brethren Life and Thought)
Enriches our understanding of the impact of the Civil War on Mennonites and Amish, and on American religious groups in general. In addition, the authors have enhanced our knowledge of the influence that religion had on the war.(Thomas F. Curran Journal of American History)
By highlighting the struggles of these religious outsiders who strived to keep the church distinct from the world, Lehman and Nolt have produced an insightful study that further elucidates the centrality of religion for a proper understanding of the Civil War.(Sean A. Scott Ohio History)
Civil War scholars can learn much from this book.(Stephen Towne Register of the Kentucky Historical Society)
In this well-written and researched volume, Lehman and Nolt offer a much-needed analysis of the Mennonite and Amish experience of the Civil War.(Jennifer Graber Mennonite Quarterly Review)
Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War is solid... the research is meticulous and admirable.(Edward J. Blum Church History)
Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War should attract the attention of both serious religious scholars and anyone else interested in gaining a better understanding of the Anabaptists' wartime experience.(David W. Rolfs Journal of Illinois History)
Lehman and Nolt have produced a valuable study that reminds scholars of, and would demonstrate for students of the Civil War or religious history, the religious pluralism in the nation and, to a lesser degree, in the South.(James H. Tuten Journal of Southern History)
An impressive work in every way: gracefully written, broadly researched, careful and measured in its conclusions. It is likely to become the definitive work on its subject.(Thomas D. Hamm Indiana Magazine of History)
In this fascinating study, Lehman and Nolt perform a miraculous feat: they find a small unexplored backwater in the immense sea of literature on the American Civil War.(Perry Bush Michigan Historical Review)
A fascinating book... wonderfully written, flows well and offers fresh information and a new perspective on the home front in the Civil War that is rarely (if ever) covered in other works.(Scott L. Mingus York Sunday News)
Without question, this work by Lehman and Nolt should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in 'peace churches,' or pacifists, regardless of the time period.(Rev. Dr. David McDonald Federation of Genealogical Societies)
The first serious, comprehensive study of this important and neglected subject. A well researched and carefully argued treatment that reminds us that not all churches fell into lockstep support for either the Union or the Confederacy.(George C. Rable, University of Alabama, author of Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg, winner of the Lincoln Prize)
Title: Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil ...
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
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