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Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War

James O. Lehman

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War

by James O. Lehman

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, MD .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJames O. Lehman and Steven M. Nolt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 353 p. :
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22769694M
ISBN 109780801886720

The Civil War changed the nature of Americans’ views of death, the federal government, and race. It also had a significant impact on the ways postwar Mennonites and Amish (and Quakers!) saw themselves. If the book has a short-coming—and it has precious few—it would be . Amish and Mennonites share numerous similarities. However, this question is more complicated than it may first appear, as the Amish are a diverse group, as are the churches that fall under the Mennonite umbrella. Below, a look at some similarities and differences among different factions of the Amish and Mennonites.

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Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War by James O. Lehman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War fills a hole in the historiography of the war, adding depth and color to the struggles of this peace-loving group who struggled with the decisions of faith versus Americanism, of individual free-will versus community pressure, and whether to take up arms and renounce their traditional values (and in some cases, risk being shunned by their Cited by: 5.

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War fills a hole in the historiography of the war, adding depth and color to the struggles of this peace-loving group who struggled with the decisions of faith versus Americanism, of individual free-will versus community pressure, and whether to take up arms and renounce their traditional values (and in some cases, risk being shunned by their 5/5(3).

summary During the American Civil War, the Mennonites and Amish faced moral dilemmas that tested the very core of their faith. How could they oppose both slavery and the war to end it. How could they remain outside the conflict without entering the American mainstream to secure legal conscientious objector status.

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War James O. Lehman and Steven M. Nolt During the American Civil War, the Mennonites and Amish Amish moral dilemmas that tested the very core of their faith.

How could they oppose both slavery and the war to end it. During the American Civil War, the Mennonites and Amish faced moral dilemmas that tested the very core of their faith. How could they oppose both slavery and the war to end it.

How could they. Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) eBook: Lehman, James O., Steven M. Nolt: : Kindle Store5/5(1). During the American Civil War, the Mennonites and Amish faced moral dilemmas that tested the very core of their faith.

How could they oppose both slavery and the war to end it. How could they remain outside the conflict without entering the American mainstream to secure legal conscientious objector status?Reviews: 1.

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War fills a hole in the historiography of the war, adding depth and color to the struggles of this peace-loving group who struggled with the decisions of faith versus Americanism, of individual free-will versus community pressure, and whether to take up arms and renounce their traditional values (and in some cases, risk being shunned by their.

" 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.

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Nolt and Thomas J. Meyers pp., 24 b&w photos, 8 maps, 7 figures $ hc Available as an e-book. “Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War,” by James O. Lehman of Harrisonburg and Steven M.

Nolt of Goshen, Ind., describes the various strategies used by the sectarian religious groups in responding to the North-South conflict and the effects of war on these communities. Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War fills a hole in the historiography of the war, adding depth and color to the struggles of this peace-loving group who struggled with the decisions of faith versus Americanism, of individual free-will versus community pressure, and whether to take up arms and renounce their traditional values (and in some cases, risk being shunned by their families and friends 5/5.

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.

Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War. By James O. Lehman and Steven M. Nolt. Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, xv + pp.

$ cloth. At some point, the. Overview During the American Civil War, the Mennonites and Amish faced moral dilemmas that tested the very core of their faith. How could they oppose both slavery and the war to end it.

How could they remain outside the conflict without entering the American mainstream to secure legal conscientious objector status?Author: James O. Lehman. -- 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. The Amish didn’t have much of a presence in the United States Southern states before the Civil War, and I’ve never heard of any Amish owning slaves or even supporting slavery.

They tended to live in their own closed communities and had little to d. The new book, “Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War” (published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore), by Professor of History Steve M. Nolt of Goshen College and James O. Lehman of Harrisonburg, Va., describes the various.

The book's thoughtful conclusion describes the importance of the Civil War experience for Mennonites and Amish, but the absence of concluding analytical paragraphs to chapters and the lack of a. James O. Lehman is the author of Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War ( avg rating, 9 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Creative Congrega /5(3).

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Nature and the Environment in Amish Life. Pennsylvania Germans. The Amish. Martyrs Mirror. Serving the Amish. Why the Amish Sing.Introduction: Religion, Religious Minorities, and the American Civil War 1.

Politics and Peoplehood in a Restless Republic 2. Our Country Is at War 3. Conscription, Combat, and Virginia's "War of Self-Defense" 4. Negotiation and Notoriety in Pennsylvania 5.

Patterns of Peace and Patriotism in the Midwest 6. The Fighting Comes North 7. Luckily for the Amish and Mennonites living in Pennsylvania, Senator Thaddeus Stevens obtained exemptions from service for many of his constituents.

James O. Lehman and Steven M. Nolt, Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ) .