Wuthnow, Robert.

Red State Religion : Faith and Politics in America's Heartland - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (323 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Prologue -- Murder at the Glenwood -- 1. Piety on the Plains -- Abraham Lincoln in Kansas -- Establishing a Civic Order -- Public Religion -- Serving the Community -- Church Expansion -- Cooperation and Competition -- 2. An Evolving Political Style -- Prairie Politics -- Populism and Religious Politics -- Protesting against Inequality -- A Divided Party -- Law and Order -- For the Children -- 3. 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 -- 4. Quiet Conservatism -- Grassroots Resentments -- The Senator from Pendergast -- Hometown Religion -- I Like Ike -- A Well-Qualified Catholic -- 5. An Era of Restructuring -- Stirrings on the Right -- From Desegregation to Black Power -- Nixon at Kansas State -- Division in the Churches -- 6. The Religious Right -- Mobilization on the Right -- Government Is the Problem -- The War in Wichita -- Shifting the Focus -- Questioning Evolution -- 7. 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 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y

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 been involved in all of these efforts. Yet in 1867 suffragist Lucy Stone could plausibly proclaim that, in the cause of universal suffrage, ""Kansas leads the world!"" How did Kansas

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Kansas -- Politics and government.
Political culture -- Kansas -- History.
Religion and politics -- Kansas -- History.


Electronic books.

BL65.P7 -- W88 2012

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