From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

Darren Dochuk


Winner of the yank ancient Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the association of yank Historians' Ellis W. Hawley Prize.

A prize-winning, five-decade heritage of the evangelical flow in Southern California that explains a sweeping realignment of yank politics.

From Bible Belt to sunlight Belt tells the dramatic and principally unknown tale of "plain-folk" non secular migrants: hardworking women and men from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the melancholy and got here to California for army jobs in the course of global battle II. Investigating this fiercely pious neighborhood at a grassroots point, Darren Dochuk makes use of the tales of non secular leaders, together with Billy Graham, in addition to many colourful, lesser-known figures to give an explanation for how evangelicals equipped a strong political computer. This desktop made its mark with Barry Goldwater, encouraged Richard Nixon's "Southern Solution," and completed its maximum triumph with the victories of Ronald Reagan. in line with totally new examine, the manuscript has already gained the distinguished Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of yank Historians. The judges wrote, "Dochuk bargains a wealthy and multidimensional viewpoint at the origins of 1 of the main far-ranging advancements of the second one half the 20th century: the increase of the hot correct and smooth conservatism." eight pages of images

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