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Atheists in American Politics : Social Movement Organizing from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries.

Author: Richard J Meagher
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit : Lexington Books, 2018.
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In this book, one of the first to take atheism seriously as a social movement, Richard J. Meagher examines the political history of American atheism and freethought. Meagher demonstrates how changes in resources, opportunities, and movement identity help explain the political mobilization of atheists in America.
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Meagher, Richard J.
Atheists in American Politics : Social Movement Organizing from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries.
Blue Ridge Summit : Lexington Books, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Meagher
ISBN: 9781498558587 1498558585
OCLC Number: 1020033463
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; ; Part I ; ; <ol start="1" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><li style="line-height:2;">Our Hands Are Tied: Atheisms (So-Called) Golden Age <li style="line-height:2;">One-Man Organizations: Post-War Freethought Societies <li style="line-height:2;">An Action Organization: Repertoires and Political Organizing ; Part II ; ; <ol start="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><li style="line-height:2;">This Godless Communism: Discourses and Rights Claims <li style="line-height:2;">The Friendly Atheist: Organizing Online to Offline <li style="line-height:2;">Make Politicians Take Notice: Secular Lobbying in Washington ; Conclusion.

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Richard Meagher shines an illuminating light on the persistence of a current of atheism in American political thought, a current we usually ignore in this hyper-religious nation. -- Frances Fox Read more...

 
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