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The Resource God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right, Daniel K. Williams

God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right, Daniel K. Williams

Label
God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right
Title
God's Own Party
Title remainder
the making of the Christian right
Statement of responsibility
Daniel K. Williams
Title variation
Making of the Christian right
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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. Bush. Though the Christian Right has frequently been declared dead, Williams shows, it has come back stronger every time. Today, no Republican presidential candidate can hope to win the party's nomination without its support. A fascinating and much-needed account of a key force in American politics, God's Own Party is the only full-scale analysis of the electoral shifts, cultural changes, and political activists at the movement's core-showing how the Christian Right redefined politics as we know it. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Daniel K
Dewey number
322/.10973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U5
LC item number
W535 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Christian conservatism
  • Christianity and politics
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • United States
  • United States
Label
God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right, Daniel K. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn558670272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 372 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195340846
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009146
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o558670272
  • (OCoLC)558670272
Label
God's Own Party : the making of the Christian right, Daniel K. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn558670272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 372 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195340846
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009146
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o558670272
  • (OCoLC)558670272

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