Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is out of stock. It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 01 October 2015

264 Pages | 5 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190249458

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

Baptized with the Soil

Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Kevin M. Lowe

  • The first study of ecumenical Protestant agrarianism
  • Discusses movements and organizations that have been almost entirely ignored or dismissed by historians in recent decades
  • Demonstrates that the opposition to industrialized agriculture was not simply a fringe or reactionary element in American society; agrarianism was a vigorous and organized movement that had proponents in influential American institutions, including government
  • Demonstrates the degree to which state universities and extension services supported agrarianism and partnered with Christian churches