God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

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Overview


When the Christian Right burst onto the scene in the late 1970s, many political observers were shocked. But, as 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. 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.
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I have long sought a book that would present the history of how the GOP became, in the mind of most conservative Christians, God s Own Party...This is the book I have been waiting for...For an interesting and objective history of the Christian Right, I highly recommend Williams book. --Laurence M. Vance, LewRockwell.com

"[T]his book is a needed addition to scholarship on the rise of the New Right."--Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195340846
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,248,570
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor of History at the University of West Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: From Isolation to Influence
Chapter 2: The Emergence of a Fundamentalist Right
Chapter 3: God and Country during the Kennedy Presidency
Chapter 4: The Christian Silent Majority
Chapter 5: Nixon's Evangelical Strategy
Chapter 6: The Grassroots Campaign to Save the Family
Chapter 7: Culture Wars in the Carter Years
Chapter 8: Moral Majority
Chapter 9: Reagan
Chapter 10: Crashing the Party
Chapter 11: Capturing the White House
Notes
Index

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