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The Resource Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state, Robert Wuthnow

Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state, Robert Wuthnow

Label
Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state
Title
Rough country
Title remainder
how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, Rough Country illuminates American history since the Civil War in new ways, demonstrating that Texas's story is also America's. In particular, Robert Wuthnow shows how distinctions between "us" and "them" are perpetuated and why they are so often shaped by religion and politics. Early settlers called Texas a rough country. Surviving there necessitated defining evil, fighting it, and building institutions in the hope of advancing civilization. Religion played a decisive role. Today, more evangelical Protestants live in Texas than in any other state. They have influenced every presidential election for fifty years, mobilized powerful efforts against abortion and same-sex marriage, and been a driving force in the Tea Party movement. And religion has always been complicated by race and ethnicity. Drawing from memoirs, newspapers, oral history, voting records, and surveys, Rough Country tells the stories of ordinary men and women who struggled with the conditions they faced, conformed to the customs they knew, and on occasion emerged as powerful national leaders. We see the lasting imprint of slavery, public executions, Jim Crow segregation, and resentment against the federal government. We also observe courageous efforts to care for the sick, combat lynching, provide for the poor, welcome new immigrants, and uphold liberty of conscience"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 277.64
  • 976.4 $2 23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR555.T4
LC item number
W88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state, Robert Wuthnow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-625) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In rough country : bringing order to the new frontier -- For the advance of civilization : institution building and moral character -- With liberty of conscience : defining the separation of church and state -- The fundamentalist belt : coming to terms with science -- From Judge Lunch to Jim Crow : celebrating limited inclusion -- A load too heavy : religion and the debate over government relief -- Moving onto the national stage : everything is big -- Meanest, dirtiest, low-down stuff : the politics of tumult -- Power to the people : framing the issues, taking sides -- God can save us : the campaign for a moral America -- In a compassionate way : connecting faith and politics -- An independent lot : religion and grassroots activism -- Afterword: religion and the politics of identity
Control code
858975435
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 654 pages
Isbn
9780691159898
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40023923732
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858975435
Label
Rough country : how Texas became America's most powerful Bible-belt state, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-625) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In rough country : bringing order to the new frontier -- For the advance of civilization : institution building and moral character -- With liberty of conscience : defining the separation of church and state -- The fundamentalist belt : coming to terms with science -- From Judge Lunch to Jim Crow : celebrating limited inclusion -- A load too heavy : religion and the debate over government relief -- Moving onto the national stage : everything is big -- Meanest, dirtiest, low-down stuff : the politics of tumult -- Power to the people : framing the issues, taking sides -- God can save us : the campaign for a moral America -- In a compassionate way : connecting faith and politics -- An independent lot : religion and grassroots activism -- Afterword: religion and the politics of identity
Control code
858975435
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 654 pages
Isbn
9780691159898
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40023923732
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858975435

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