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Author Carter, Heath W., author

Title Union made : working people and the rise of social Christianity in Chicago / Heath W. Carter
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary Heath W. Carter advances a bold new interpretation of the origins of American Social Christianity. While historians have often attributed the rise of the Social Gospel to middle-class ministers, seminary professors, and social reformers, this book places working people at the very centre of the story. The major characters - blacksmiths, glove makers, teamsters, printers, and the like - have been mostly forgotten, but as Carter convincingly argues, their collective contribution to American Social Christianity was no less significant than that of Walter Rauschenbusch or Jane Addams
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 21, 2015)
Subject Labor unions -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Labor movement -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Labor movement -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Christian sociology -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199385980 (ebook)