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    This product was added to our catalog on Friday 07 May, 2010.

    Tract “Do You Wish for a Guide?”

    Price:  $1.99

    Wish for a Guideolded single sheet, four pages. Perhaps the largest difference between the mental world of the mid-19th century and that current today is the utter centrality of religion—in America, overwhelmingly, dissenting Protestant religion—to their world view. While many today would not go out of their way to read tracts and other religious literature, anyone who hopes to understand and interpret mid-19th century people should do so. This tract, urging the reader to take the Bible as his guide, was published by the Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York. The old saw concerning the lack of atheists in foxholes was just as true in the Civil War as at any other time in history…even if your persona is a hard-bitten scoffer you might want to have one of these hidden away for a time of need…you can bet a lot of “the Boys” did.


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