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

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

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by Daniel Williams
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195340846
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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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