The Newberry Seminar on Early American History, co-sponsored by The University of Chicago, DePaul Univerisy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and Northwestern University present:
"Making the War Personal: Chaplains, Continental Soldiers, and
Karen O'Brien, Northwestern University
Thursday, December 6, 2001, 3:30-5:30 pm
This paper explores how Continental Army chaplains helped disparate groups
of soldiers articulate a common national identity. Chaplains used powerful
Christian symbols, especially familial imagery, to provide formerly private
subjects with a framework for understanding their developing public roles
and identities. Drawing its evidence from sermons, soldier's letters, and
journals, this paper aims to bridge the historiographic gap between studies
of masculinity and political identity, on the one hand, and studies of
religious culture, on the other.
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