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Greetings fellow H-CivWar subscribers. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Susan (Susannah) Deily-Swearingen and I am one of the new book review editors for H-CivWar. I am a sixth-year Doctoral Candidate at the University of New Hampshire and will be defending in May of 2019. You can find out more about me here https://networks.h-net.org/users/susan-deily-swearingen.

Civil War Catholics - Patriotism on Trial

The mixed legacy of heroic sacrifice and bitter division of the American Civil War continues to permeate popular culture and political discourse. As a growing minority in the 1860s, making up about ten percent of the United States population concentrated in the north, Catholics were embedded in this conflict. Their relatively unknown story was recently and expertly addressed by historian William B. Kurtz in his book Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America.

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