God in America
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 7:00pm
Library of Congress

As slavery split the nation in two, Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to support their cause. Former slave and Abolitionist Frederick Douglass condemned Christianity for sanctioning slavery. In the White House, Abraham Lincoln, who had put his faith in reason over revelation, struggled to make sense of the war's carnage and the death of his young son.