Palmer Bibliography

Online Resources for the Sermons and Works by Benjamin Palmer:

Collection edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania:

Scanned Copy of The Life and Letters of Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1906):   

Major Published works of History in recent decades referencing Benjamin Palmer (by date):

James B. Silver, Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda (Tuscaloosa, AL: Confederate Publishing, 1967). References to Palmer on pp. 16, 17, 21, 22, 37, 42, 43, 52, 54, 73, 74, 78, 86, 95.

Gaines M. Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South 1865 to 1913 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987). References to Palmer on pp. 50-51.

Larry E. Tise, Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1701-1840 (Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 1983). References to Palmer on pp.183-186, 419.

Charles Reagan Wilson, Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 (Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 1990). References to Palmer on pp. 66, 74, 83, 158.

Charles Royster, The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991). References to Palmer on pp.

Mitchell Snay, The Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993). References to Palmer on pp. 67, 100, 109, 170, 170-180, 203.

Daniel W. Stowell, Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863-1877 (Oxford University Press, 1998). References to Palmer on pp. 33-35, 42, 50, 127, 170-172.

David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2001). References to Palmer on p. 261.

Stephen R. Haynes, Noah’s Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002). References to Palmer on pp. 13-15; 124-174.

Edward Sebesta and Euan Hague, “The US Civil War as a Theological War: Confederate Christian Nationalism and the League of the South,” Canadian Review of American Studies 32, 3, (2002).

Julia Huston Nguyen, “Keeping the Faith: The Political Significance of Religious Services in Civil War Louisiana, 1860-1865,” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 44, No. 2 (2003), 165-183.

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese, The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders’ Worldview (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005). References to Palmer on pp. 151, 168, 180-181, 210, 213, 215, 299, 330, 335-336, 461, 466, 523, 592, 673, 686, 758, 767, 778, 789.

Harry S. Stout, Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War (New York: Viking, 2006). References to Palmer on pp. 213, 254, 274-275, 415-416.

Mark A. Noll, The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2006). References to Palmer on p. 117.

Peter S. Onuf, “Antebellum Southerners and the National Idea,” in The Old South’s Modern Worlds: Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress, ed. by L. Diane Barnes, B. Schoen, and F. Towers (Oxford University Press, 2011). References to Palmer on pp. 33, 37.

Published works Specifically about Benjamin Palmer (by date):

Christopher Duncan, “Benjamin Morgan Palmer: Southern Presbyterian Divine,” Auburn University: PhD Dissertation, 2008.

Wayne C. Eubank and Dallas C. Dickey, “Benjamin Morgan Palmer, Southern Divine,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 30, no. 4 (1944): 422-428.

Margaret Burr DesChamps, “Benjamin Morgan Palmer, Orator-Preacher of the Confederacy,”

Southern Speech Journal 19, no. 1 (1953): 14-22.

Wayne C. Eubank, “Benjamin Morgan Palmer’s Thanksgiving Sermon, 1860,” in Antislavery and Disunion, 1858-1861: Studies in the Rhetoric of Compromise and Conflict, ed. by J. Jeffery Auer, 291-298 (New York: Harper & Row, 1963).

Haskell Monroe, “Bishop Palmer’s Thanksgiving Day Address,” Louisiana History 4 (1963): 105-118.

Timothy F. Reilly, “Benjamin M. Palmer: Secessionist Become Nationalist,” Louisiana History 18, no. 3 (1977): 287-301.

Richard T. Hughes, “A Civic Theology for the South: The Case of Benjamin Morgan Palmer,” Journal of Church and State 25 (1983): 447-467.

Stephen Haynes, “Race, National Destiny, and the Sons of Noah in the Thought of Benjamin M. Palmer,” The Journal of Presbyterian History Vol. 78, No. 2 (2000), pp. 125-143.

Early History of Rhodes College that references Benjamin Palmer & Palmer Hall

Waller R. Cooper, Southwestern at Memphis: 1848-1948 (Richmond, VA: John Knox Press, 1949): References to Palmer or the funding of Palmer Hall on pp. 34, 53-62, 65, 74, 76, 82, 85, 87-88, 107, 110, 115-116, 122, 127-128.

Online resources about Benjamin Palmer