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Published: 01 August 2020

296 Pages | 13 hts

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780197532911

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Making the Bible Belt

Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion

Joseph L. Locke

  • A wide-ranging first book on a topic of perennial fascination--how the Bible Belt was made.
  • Focuses on the largely unexplored territory of Texas history, prohibition, and religion to uncover the "pre-history" of the religious right.
  • Shows how the marriage of evangelicalism and southern politics occurred far later--and with more difficulty--than typically imagined.
  • Demonstrates how many southerners actively fought against the influence of religion in public life before the triumph of prohibition.

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