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Author Noll, Mark A., 1946- author

Title God and race in American politics : a short history / Mark A. Noll
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Bible, slavery, and the "irrepressible conflict" -- The origins of African-American religious agency -- The churches, "redemption," and Jim Crow -- Religion and the Civil Rights Movement -- The Civil Rights Movement as the fulcrum of recent political history -- Theological conclusion
Summary Religion has been a powerful political force throughout American history. When race enters the mix the results have been some of our greatest triumphs as a nation--and some of our most shameful failures. In this important book, Mark Noll, one of the most influential historians of American religion writing today, traces the explosive political effects of the religious intermingling with race. Noll demonstrates how supporters and opponents of slavery and segregation drew equally on the Bible to justify the morality of their positions. He shows how a common evangelical heritage supported Jim Crow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-202) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Religion.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282157329
1400829739 (electronic bk.)
9781400829736 (electronic bk.)