Politics and Religion in the White South examines the powerful ways in which religious considerations have shaped American political discourse. Since the inception of the Republic, politics have remained a subject of lively discussion and debate. Although based on secular ideals, American government and politics have often been peppered with Christian influences. Especially in the mostly Protestant South, religion and politics have been nearly inextricable. This collection of thirteen essays from prominent historians and political scientists, including Mark K. Bauman, Charles S. Bullock III, Natalie M. Davis, Andrew M. Manis, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the intersection of religion, politics, race relations, and Southern culture from post - Civil War America to the present, when the religious right has begun to exercise a profound influence on the course of American politics.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
"Helps us to explain the nature of politics in the most conservative and religious part of America." -- Arkansas Review
"A thoughtful, solid anthology.... Readers need not be historians or political scientists with specialization in regional studies to make use of this collection.... Recommended." -- Choice
"Must reading for any student of Southern religion and politics." -- Studies in American Culture