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Published: 08 October 2015

264 Pages | 5 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190249458

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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