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Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

No state has voted Republican more consistently or widely or for longer than Kansas. To understand red state politics, Kansas is the place. It is also the place to understand red state religion. The ... More


The Secret Constitution Resurgent

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of constitutional amendments in American legal culture. Amendments that have already been approved – such as those that instituted the income tax, the popular election ... More


Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880–1940

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

From the mid-nineteenth century, many Sicilians, including members of the mafia, were on the move. After sketching the contours of the mafia in Sicily in the nineteenth century, this chapter outlines ... More


Prologue

Robert Wuthnow

in Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines how Kansas became known as one of the most conservative states in America. Kansas was one of the first to pass mandatory Prohibition and one of the last to overturn it. Kansas ... More


Redefining the Heartland

Robert Wuthnow

in Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how Kansas experienced a long slide from being the “kernel of the country” to becoming a mere outpost far from the centers of national economic and political influence—a shift ... More


Alcohol—Many Attitudes, Much Law, Mixed Results

W.A. Bogart

in Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379877
eISBN:
9780199869060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379877.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter begins the discussion of excessive consumption and its regulation by looking at alcohol. Its story reflects many issues relevant to the regulation of excessive consumption, generally, ... More


 Vaudeville Revivalism: Billy Sunday, 1916–1917

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelist Billy Sunday’s arrival in Boston demonstrated both the ephemeral nature of urban revivals and their complex role in constructing fundamentalist resistance. Dubbed the “Vaudeville ... More


Fears of Awakening

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Awe and Openness; how entrenched attitudes gradually change.


THE DRY MILLENNIUM DAWNS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1920s began with the advent of the Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition, which Mencken viewed as the ultimate violation of the civil liberties that he cherished. His battle against Prohibition was ... More


“HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN”

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Tired and depressed, Mencken took a Caribbean cruise with Sara Haardt before turning his attention to the 1932 presidential elections. Initially, Mencken found the effects of the Depression greatly ... More


Wines of Eastern North America: From Prohibition to the Present-A History and Desk Reference

Hudson Cattell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451980
eISBN:
9780801469008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451980.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1975 there were 125 wineries in eastern North America. By 2013 there were more than 2,400. How and why the eastern United States and Canada became a major wine region of the world is the subject ... More


Margaritaville: The Lure of Alcohol

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Vice tourism by U.S. residents into Mexico precedes the Prohibition era. Dating back to the early twentieth century, U.S. residents regularly traveled south of the border to partake in activities ... More


Rum-Running for the Border

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter serves as a prelude to discussions of today’s economic motivations for northbound border crossings involving the delivery of illicit drugs and cheap labor to feed U.S. addictions to ... More


Berlin’s Follies, 1918–19

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In his wartime revue Yip Yip Yaphank (1918) and his contributions to the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, Berlin found creative freedom under restrictions imposed by external circumstances. In Yaphank he ... More


Pubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One

Robert Duncan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318955
eISBN:
9781781381021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318955.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the midst of the First World War concern arose as to the virtues of pursuing intoxication at a time of national emergency. As the military front was supposedly let down by drinkers and shirkers at ... More


Prohibition and Its Aftermath

Hudson Cattell

in Wines of Eastern North America: From Prohibition to the Present-A History and Desk Reference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451980
eISBN:
9780801469008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451980.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Prohibition in the United States and Canada. In the United States, concern about the drinking of hard liquor led to the first state prohibitory law in Maine in 1851, which ... More


Building the “Detroit-Windsor Funnel”: Tourism, Prohibition, and Border Politics before World War II

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1900 and 1939, industrial growth radically transformed the Detroit-Windsor region. This chapter examines the impact that formal industries, particularly the auto industry and tourism, had on ... More


Chapter Four

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A background on scandals and censorship in the film industry of the early 1920s, just as John Gilbert is becoming successful first at Fox and later at MGM. The Roscoe Arbuckle, William Desmond Taylor ... More


The Consumerist ‘Politics of Jouissance’ and the Fantasy of Advertising

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The enjoyment factor is not only important in explaining why certain discourses stick for long historical periods and others fail to attract; it also underlies successful projects of social, cultural ... More


Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion

Joseph Locke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

By reconstructing the religious crusade to achieve prohibition in Texas, Making the Bible Belt reveals how southern religious leaders overcame long-standing anticlerical traditions and built a ... More


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