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God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right

Author: Daniel K Williams
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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When the Christian Right burst onto the scene in the late 1970s, many political observers were shocked. But, God's Own Party demonstrates, they shouldn't have been. The Christian Right goes back much farther than most journalists, political scientists, and historians realize. Relying on extensive archival and primary source research, Daniel K. Williams presents the first comprehensive history of the Christian Right,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel K Williams
ISBN: 9780195340846 0195340841
OCLC Number: 558670272
Description: viii, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From isolation to influence --
The emergence of a fundamentalist right --
God and country during the Kennedy presidency --
The Christian Silent Majority --
Nixon's evangelical strategy --
The grassroots campaign to save the family --
Culture wars in the Carter years --
Moral Majority --
Reagan --
Crashing the party --
Capturing the White House.
Other Titles: Making of the Christian right
Responsibility: Daniel K. Williams.
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Williams presents the first comprehensive history of the Christian Right, uncovering how evangelicals came to see the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could reclaim America as a Christian nation. The conventional wisdom has been that the Christian Right arose in response to Roe v. Wade and the liberal government policies of the 1970s. Williams shows that the movement\'s roots run much deeper, dating to the 1920s, when fundamentalists launched a campaign to restore the influence of conservative Protestantism on American society. He describes how evangelicals linked this program to a political agenda-resulting in initiatives against evolution and Catholic political power, as well as the national crusade against communism. Williams chronicles Billy Graham\'s alliance with the Eisenhower White House, Richard Nixon\'s manipulation of the evangelical vote, and the political activities of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and others, culminating in the presidency of George W. 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