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"This issue of the Civil War Book Review is cohered around the often-intersecting phenomena of domesticity and religion in the Civil War era. Although historians have abandoned the notion that the nineteenth-century domestic sphere was hermetically cordoned from the public, the books reviewed herein demonstrate that studying the home as a distinct space remains an enlightening endeavor, even as the featured authors expand our understanding of what constituted the domestic sphere. The books reviewed in this issue also reinforce our understanding of religion’s significance to nineteenth-century Americans’ lives and identities. The authors further elucidate the ways in which Christianity helped shape Civil-War era Americans’ attitudes toward the institution of slavery, the war over its expansion, the society the war rent apart, and the society Americans built after Appomattox"