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An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880

by Gutjahr, Paul C.
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0804734259

Though not a social history, An American Bible examines the Bible's printing and public standing, contextualizing the Uncle Tom's Cabin genre ("fiction had become a tremendously popular purveyor of religious lessons") and the postwar impact of Ben Hur.

review of An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880, by Gutjahr, Paul C., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).