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Evangelizing the South: A Social History of Church and State in Early America

Monica Najar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195309003
eISBN:
9780199867561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although many refer to the American South as the “Bible Belt”, the region was not always characterized by a powerful religious culture. In the 17th century and early 18th century, religion was ... More


Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Joshua Guthman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624860
eISBN:
9781469624884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624860.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Before the Bible Belt fastened itself across the South, competing factions of evangelicals fought over their faith's future, and a contrarian sect, self-named the Primitive Baptists, made its stand. ... More


Introduction

Joseph Locke

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

The introduction presents the book’s major argument that, through the politics of prohibition, ambitious evangelical leaders were able to inject themselves into southern life and create the political ... More


Beneath the Bible Belt

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sets the stage by suggesting the presence of a hidden regional religious culture beneath the familiar “Bible Belt”. It explains why Southern historians and religious studies scholars ... 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


Epilogue

Joseph Locke

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

The epilogue looks forward from the triumph of prohibition in Texas and the American South by exploring the rise of fundamentalism, the growth of the Ku Klux Klan, and the spread of a “Texas ... More


Evolution and Theodicy in Blood Meridian

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reviews Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Its opening pages introduce the character of Judge Holden at an evangelical tent revival meeting held in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1849. The ... More


The Price of Freedom

Tayloe McDonald

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.35
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the place where the author grew up—in the Bible Belt of the South in the 1980s, where the ethos of privilege and martyrdom lived together like odd housemates. Hypothetically, a ... More


Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture

Naomi Cahn and June Carbone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199836819
eISBN:
9780190260255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book identifies a new family model geared for the post-industrial economy. Rooted in the urban middle class, the coasts and the “blue states” in the last three presidential elections, the Blue ... More


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