The Secular Northwest Hardback

Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life

by Tina Block;


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The Secular Northwest

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The image of a rough frontier - where working men were tempted away from church on Sundays by more profane concerns - was perpetuated by postwar religious leaders troubled by the decline in church involvement. Tina Block debunks the myth of a godless frontier, revealing a Pacific Northwest that rejected organized religion - but not necessarily God. Women, families, and middle-class communities all helped to shape the region's secular identity. Drawing on oral histories, census data, news articles, and private archives, Block launches this exploration of Northwest secularity and the independent spirit of those who chose to live irreligiously.

The Secular Northwest by Tina Block was published by University of British Columbia Press in April 2016. The ISBN for The Secular Northwest is 9780774831284.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press (April 2016)
Weight481g
Number of Pages248
Thickness20 mm
Height231 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780774831284
ISBN-100774831286
Product Code4378320
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