Book charts life, times of Bishop Charles P. McIlvaine

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Richard W. Smith reveals compelling, never before seen portrait of religious figure in new marketing push

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“Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War” gives a prolific, detailed account of the involvement of a religious leader with secular and religious questions of great significance.

Bishop Charles P. McIlvaine was a pivotal figure in the evangelical Episcopal-Anglican community, a leading evangelical in the Protestant Episcopal Church. In his debut book, “Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War” (published by Xlibris), Richard W. Smith mined British and American sources never before utilized to paint a nuanced, compelling portrait of the bishop. A new marketing campaign is all set to promote this book.

This book reveals McIlvaine's complex persona as a reformer, anti-slave advocate and as a man. This groundbreaking account develops the struggles encountered and the significance of the informal mission for federal policies. The political overtones in his friendship with the Prince of Wales are examined. Comfortable in any secular or military environment, McIlvaine's other wartime activities enabled him to report to Lincoln when necessary.

“When I learned that several scholarly works on Civil War diplomacy scarcely mentioned McIvaine’s mission to Great Britain, I decided to research the topic,” Smith says. “His significance in several religious, political and military dimensions of American and British development led me to write the book.”

“Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War” gives a prolific, detailed account of the involvement of a religious leader with secular and religious questions of great significance.

“Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain & the Civil War”
By Richard W. Smith
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 328 pages | ISBN 9781479702909
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 328 pages | ISBN 9781479702893
E-Book | 328 pages | ISBN 9781479702916
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
After finishing his graduate studies at Harvard and Ohio State, Richard W. Smith joined the faculty of Ohio Wesleyan University. His research centered on the history of the long, complex controversy in America over slavery and race. A significant number of his students received doctorates or professional degrees.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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