Making the Bible Belt Hardback
Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion
by Joseph Locke;
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Making the Bible Belt
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The decades-long religious crusade to close saloons and outlaw alcohol in the South absorbed the energies of southern churches and thrust religious leaders headlong into the political process-even as their forays into southern politics were challenged at every step. Early defeats impelled prohibitionist clergy to recast their campaign as a broader effort not merely to dry up the South, but to conquer anticlerical opposition and inject religion into public life. Clerical activists churned notions of history, race, gender, and religion into a powerful political movement and elevated ambitious leaders such as the pugnacious fundamentalist J. Frank Norris and Senator Morris Sheppard, the "Father of National Prohibition." Exploring the controversies surrounding the religious support of prohibition in Texas, Making the Bible Belt reconstructs the purposeful, decades-long campaign to politicize southern religion, hints at the historical origins of the religious right, and explores a compelling and transformative moment in American history.
Making the Bible Belt by Joseph Locke was published by Oxford University Press Inc in September 2017. The ISBN for Making the Bible Belt is 9780190216283.
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Details for Making the Bible Belt
|Author / Artist||Joseph Locke|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press Inc (September 2017)|
|Number of Pages||288|
|Page last updated||8th February 2018|