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From Bible Belt to Sunbelt : plain-folk religion, grassroots politics, and the rise of evangelical conservatism

Author: Darren Dochuk
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The dramatic and largely unknown story of "plain-folk" religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the Depression and came to California for military jobs during World War II. Investigating this fiercely pious community at a grassroots level, Darren Dochuk uses the stories of religious leaders, including Billy Graham, as well as many colorful, lesser-known figures to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren Dochuk
ISBN: 9780393066821 0393066827
OCLC Number: 449865249
Description: xxiv, 520 p., [16] of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : at home with the angels --
Plain folk --
Preachers --
Entrepreneurs --
Labor wars --
New allies --
Plain-folk preaching mainstreamed --
The new gospel of wealth --
Declarations of independence --
Sentinels of freedom --
Creative society --
Jesus people --
Moral Majority --
Born again --
Epilogue : wilderness again.
Responsibility: Darren Dochuk.
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A sweeping, five-decade history of the evangelical movement in southern California that explains an epochal realignment of American politics.  Read more...

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