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Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780691159898 0691159890
OCLC Number: 936683444
Notes: Index.
Description: vi, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Chapter 1 In Rough Country 14 Bringing Order to the New Frontier Chapter 2 For the Advance of Civilization 51 Institution Building and Moral Character Chapter 3 With Liberty of Conscience 88 Defining the Separation of Church and State Chapter 4 The Fundamentalist Belt 121 Coming to Terms with Science Chapter 5 From Judge Lynch to Jim Crow 154 Celebrating Limited Inclusion Chapter 6 A Load Too Heavy 196 Religion and the Debate over Government Relief Chapter 7 Moving onto the National Stage 225 Everything Is Big Chapter 8 Meanest, Dirtiest, Low-Down Stuff 269 The Politics of Tumult Chapter 9 Power to the People 303 Framing the Issues, Taking Sides Chapter 10 God Can Save Us 325 The Campaign for a Moral America Chapter 11 In a Compassionate Way 369 Connecting Faith and Politics Chapter 12 An Independent Lot 409 Religion and Grassroots Activism Chapter 13 Afterword 448 Religion and the Politics of Identity Acknowledgments 483 Notes 485 Selected Bibliography 593 Index 627
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow.


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Winner of the 2015 Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association "[Wuthnow's] goal is to explain the pitch, moral tone, sharp focus, and sheer loudness of Texas politics as a Read more...

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