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The Resource Mormonism and American politics, edited by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess

Mormonism and American politics, edited by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess

Label
Mormonism and American politics
Title
Mormonism and American politics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Joseph Smith ran for president as a radical protest candidate in 1844, Mormons were a deeply distrusted group in American society, and their efforts to enter public life were met with derision. When Mitt Romney ran for president as a Republican in 2008 and 2012, the public had come to regard Mormons as consummate Americans: patriotic, family-oriented, and conservative. How did this shift occur? In this collection, prominent scholars of Mormonism, including Claudia L. Bushman, Richard Lyman Bushman, Jan Shipps, and Philip L. Barlow, follow the religion's quest for legitimacy in the United States and its intersection with American politics. From Brigham Young's skirmishes with the federal government over polygamy to the Mormon involvement in California's Proposition 8, contributors combine sociology, political science, race and gender studies, and popular culture to track Mormonism's rapid integration into American life. The book takes a broad view of the religion's history, considering its treatment of women and African Americans and its portrayal in popular culture and the media. With essays from both Mormon and non-Mormon scholars, this anthology tells a big-picture story of a small sect that became a major player in American politics."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
UPB/DLC
Dewey number
322/.108828973
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8643.P6
LC item number
M67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balmer, Randall Herbert
  • Riess, Jana
Series statement
Religion, Culture, and Public Life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormonen
  • Mormon Church
  • Religion and politics
  • Mormon Church
  • Political participation
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • Politik
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Einfluss
  • USA
Label
Mormonism and American politics, edited by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph Smith's presidential ambitions / Richard Lyman Bushman -- Unpopular sovereignty : Brigham Young and the U.S. government, 1847-1877 / John G. Turner -- Polygamy in the nation's capitol : Protestant women and the 1899 campaign against B.H. Roberts / Jana Riess -- Eternal progression : Mormonism and American progressivism / Matthew Bowman -- Ezra Taft Benson and the conservative turn of "those amazing Mormons" / Jan Shipps -- Testimony and theology : the Mormon struggle with America's civil religion / Russell Arben Fox -- Chosen land, chosen people : religious and American exceptionalism among the Mormons / Philip L. Barlow -- Like father, unlike son : the governors Romney, the Kennedy paradigm, and the Mormon question / Randall Balmer -- A politically peculiar people : how Mormons moved into and then out of the political mainstream / David E. Campbell, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and J. Quin Monson -- "Twice-told tale" : telling two histories of Mormon-Black relations during the 2012 presidential election / Max Perry Mueller -- Mormon women talk politics / Claudia L. Bushman -- On the "underground" : what the Mormon "yes on 8" campaign reveals about the future of Mormons in American political life / Joanna Brooks -- Mitt, Mormonism, and the media : an unfamiliar faith takes the stage in the 2012 U.S. presidential election / Peggy Fletcher Stack
Control code
ocn934232407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780231165983
Lccn
2015018974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025574559
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231165990
  • (OCoLC)934232407
Label
Mormonism and American politics, edited by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joseph Smith's presidential ambitions / Richard Lyman Bushman -- Unpopular sovereignty : Brigham Young and the U.S. government, 1847-1877 / John G. Turner -- Polygamy in the nation's capitol : Protestant women and the 1899 campaign against B.H. Roberts / Jana Riess -- Eternal progression : Mormonism and American progressivism / Matthew Bowman -- Ezra Taft Benson and the conservative turn of "those amazing Mormons" / Jan Shipps -- Testimony and theology : the Mormon struggle with America's civil religion / Russell Arben Fox -- Chosen land, chosen people : religious and American exceptionalism among the Mormons / Philip L. Barlow -- Like father, unlike son : the governors Romney, the Kennedy paradigm, and the Mormon question / Randall Balmer -- A politically peculiar people : how Mormons moved into and then out of the political mainstream / David E. Campbell, Christopher F. Karpowitz, and J. Quin Monson -- "Twice-told tale" : telling two histories of Mormon-Black relations during the 2012 presidential election / Max Perry Mueller -- Mormon women talk politics / Claudia L. Bushman -- On the "underground" : what the Mormon "yes on 8" campaign reveals about the future of Mormons in American political life / Joanna Brooks -- Mitt, Mormonism, and the media : an unfamiliar faith takes the stage in the 2012 U.S. presidential election / Peggy Fletcher Stack
Control code
ocn934232407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780231165983
Lccn
2015018974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025574559
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231165990
  • (OCoLC)934232407

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