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Red state religion : faith and politics in America's heartland

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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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 Kansas Board of Education has repeatedly challenged the teaching of evolution, Kansas voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage, the state is a hotbed of antiabortion protest - and churches have
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780691150550 0691150559 0691160899 9780691160894
OCLC Number: 724664169
Description: xiii, 484 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Piety on the plains. Abraham Lincoln in Kansas. Establishing a civic order. Public religion. Serving the community. Church expansion. Cooperation and competition --
An evolving political style. Prairie politics. Populism and religious politics. Protesting against inequality. A divided party. Law and order. For the children --
Redefining the heartland. Harvest of progress. Consolidation and expansion. Forward-looking initiatives. Church and state. Hunkering down. Fundamentalism and the Great Depression. Simian peasants. Novel movements --
Quiet conservatism. Grassroots resentments verso the Senator from Pendergast. Hometown religion. I like Ike. A well-qualified Catholic --
An era of restructuring. Stirrings on the right. From desegregation to Black Power. Nixon at Kansas State. Division in the churches --
The religious right. Mobilization on the right. Government is the problem. The war in Wichita. Shifting the focus. Questioning evolution --
Continuing the struggle. The churches and activist networks. Electing George W. Bush. Regulating abortion. The campaign against gay marriage. Evolution revisited. The death of Dr. Tiller. Swatches of purple.
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow.

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