Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum History Conversation Series

Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity & Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North

The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum presents its History Conversation Book Series!

Suggested donation $5 or $17 for entire series

Tickets available in advance at www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

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Call 717-339-1300

Delve deeper into the lives and characters of some of the most well known people of the Civil War era and meet and mingle with popular authors and historians.  Enjoy conversation in the historic Schmucker House on Seminary Ridge.

Sunday, April 19, 2014 at 3 P.M. in the Schmucker House located on the corner of Seminary Ridge and Springs Avenue.

Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity & Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North with author Stephen L. Longenecker

In the borderland between freedom and slavery, Gettysburg remains among the most legendary Civil War landmarks. A century and a half after the great battle, Cemetery Hill, the Seminary and its ridge, and the Peach Orchard remain powerful memories for their embodiment of the small-town North and their ability to touch themes vital to nineteenth-century religion. During this period, three patterns became particularly prominent: refinement, diversity, and war. In Gettysburg Religion, author Steve Longenecker explores the religious history of antebellum and Civil War–era Gettysburg, shedding light on the remarkable diversity of American religion and the intricate ways it interacted with the broader culture. Longenecker argues that Gettysburg religion revealed much about larger American society and about how trends in the Border North mirrored national developments. In many ways, Gettysburg and its surrounding Border North religion belonged to the future and signaled a coming pattern for modern America.