The Resource No sorrow like our sorrow : northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln, David B. Chesebrough

No sorrow like our sorrow : northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln, David B. Chesebrough

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No sorrow like our sorrow : northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln
Title
No sorrow like our sorrow
Title remainder
northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
David B. Chesebrough
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sermons as historical documents reflect the thoughts, emotions, values, prejudices, and beliefs of their time. "The more popular a preacher, the more likely it is that she or he mirrors the hopes and fears of a significant number of people," explains David B. Chesebrough in "No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow." His analysis of more than 300 sermons delivered in a seven-week period following Lincoln's assassination (April 16-June 1, 1865) examines the influence of religious leaders on public opinion and policy during that turbulent period. In the days and weeks following the assassination, Americans flocked to churches in record numbers, seeking comfort, guidance, perspective, or an adequate expression of their own grief. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, had to be turned away. In the sermons they heard or read Chesebrough finds five major themes: the preachers expressed the grief they and their congregations experienced; praised the accomplishments and character of the slain president; blamed the South and the institution of slavery for the murder; demanded harsh justice upon the South, emphasizing rage, hatred, and revenge over forgiveness or conciliation; and fostered the perception of the assassination as providential. Readers interested in America's religious history and the influence of religion on American culture and society, as well as students of the Civil War and Reconstruction, will appreciate Chesebrough's thought-provoking analysis
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chesebrough, David B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.5
LC item number
.C48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Sermons, American
  • Assassination
  • Sermons, American
  • Mord
  • Pfarrer
  • Evangelische Kirche
  • USA
Label
No sorrow like our sorrow : northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln, David B. Chesebrough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-195) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Nation Grieves -- 2. The Character of Abraham Lincoln -- 3. Responsibility for the Assassination -- 4. The Demand for Justice -- 5. The Assassination as an Act of Providence -- 6. Sermon Conclusions. "Southern Chivalry, and What the Nation Ought To Do With It" / Alonzo H. Quint. "Oration" / Matthew Simpson
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxii, 200 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780873384919
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93031508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708448
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708448
Label
No sorrow like our sorrow : northern Protestant ministers and the assassination of Lincoln, David B. Chesebrough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Nation Grieves -- 2. The Character of Abraham Lincoln -- 3. Responsibility for the Assassination -- 4. The Demand for Justice -- 5. The Assassination as an Act of Providence -- 6. Sermon Conclusions. "Southern Chivalry, and What the Nation Ought To Do With It" / Alonzo H. Quint. "Oration" / Matthew Simpson
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxii, 200 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780873384919
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93031508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708448
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708448

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