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Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1814-1877 Confederate Baptist. [Vol. 1, no. 2 (October 8, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.39.02 Author/Creator: Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1814-1877 Place Written: Columbia, South Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 8 October 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : 50.4 x 32.2 cm.

Summary of Content: "The Prison Opened" examines the arrest and imprisonment of a minister in a federal prison, while an article titled "Respect for Rulers" extols respect for rulers and "Sentimentalism" preaches the danger of sentimentalism. "Teaching Our Slaves to Read" explains that slaves should not be taught to read; rather, they should be kept in submission. "A Much-needed Reform" describes an order by the Mayor of Charleston and South Carolina Prohibiting Negroes from Riding in Carriages. An article titled "The Front Rank" compares soldiers with Christians in desire for front line action. About one-fifth of page 3, "Secular News" is devoted to war news, including commentary on the "desperation of the Yankee government, evinced by the emanicpation proclamation of Lincoln" and his suspension of habeas corpus and declaration of martial law.

Background Information: The purpose of this journal, according to its first issue, is the advancement of the Baptist denomination in both intelligence and piety, while giving support to the Confederacy. Thousands of ...copies were distributed to soldiers.See More

People: Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence)., 1814-1877
Breaker, Jacob Manly Cantey, 1824-1894

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaTransportationAfrican American HistoryTravelGovernment and CivicsReligionPrisonerPrisoner of WarUnion ForcesSlaveryEducationChristianityHabeas CorpusMilitary LawPresidentEmancipationEmancipation Proclamation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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