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The English HymnA Critical and Historical Study$
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J. R. Watson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019827002X.001.0001

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American Hymnody

American Hymnody

(p.461) 17 American Hymnody
The English Hymn

J. R. Watson (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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

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