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By James O. Lehman,Steven M. Nolt

in the course of the American Civil battle, the Mennonites and Amish confronted ethical dilemmas that proven the very middle in their religion. How may perhaps they oppose either slavery and the warfare to finish it? How may they continue to be open air the clash with no coming into the yankee mainstream to safe criminal conscientious objector prestige? within the North, dwelling this moral paradox marked them as ambivalent members to the Union reason; within the South, it marked them as transparent traitors. within the first scholarly remedy of pacifism in the course of the Civil struggle, specialists in Anabaptist experiences discover the real function of sectarian faith within the clash and the consequences of wartime Americanization on those spiritual groups. James O. Lehman and Steven M. Nolt describe some of the innovations utilized by spiritual teams who struggled to return to phrases with the yank mainstream with out sacrificing spiritual values -- a few opted for larger political engagement, others selected apolitical withdrawal, and a few participants renounced their religion and entered the struggle. Integrating the newest Civil conflict scholarship with little-known fundamental assets and new details from Pennsylvania and Virginia to Illinois and Iowa, Lehman and Nolt give you the definitive account of the Anabaptist event throughout the bloodiest conflict in American history.

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