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American Hymnody

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198270027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600784 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019827002X.003.0017
 American Hymnody

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The consequences of American independence for hymn writing and the importance of American Unitarianism and the high seriousness that went with it are discussed. Reviews the Civil War and slavery. Also talks about the love of nature and sublime landscape.

Keywords: nature hymns; slavery hymns; Stowe; Unitarianism; War hymns; Whittier

Chapter.  9180 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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