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Politics and Religion in the White South
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Politics and Religion in the White South

Glenn Feldman

Abstract

Politics, while always an integral part of the daily life in the southern United States, took on a new level of importance after the Civil War. Today, political strategists view the South as an essential region to cultivate if political hopefuls are to have a chance of winning elections at the national level. Although operating within the context of a secular government, American politics is decidedly marked by a Christian influence. In the mostly Protestant South, religion and politics have long been nearly inextricable. This book examines the powerful role that religious considerations and i ... More

Keywords: politics, South, Civil War, American politics, Religious Right, Billy Graham, civil rights movement, Southern Baptist Convention, Jim Crow South, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780813123639
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glenn Feldman, editor

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