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The Resource Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) : the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, Stephen Prothero

Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) : the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, Stephen Prothero

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Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) : the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage
Title
Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)
Title remainder
the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Prothero
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today's heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win. Though they may seem to be dividing the country irreparably, today's heated cultural and political battles between right and left, Progressives and Tea Party, religious and secular are far from unprecedented. In this engaging and important work, Stephen Prothero reframes the current debate, viewing it as the latest in a number of flashpoints that have shaped our national identity. Prothero takes us on a lively tour through time, bringing into focus the election of 1800, which pitted Calvinists and Federalists against Jeffersonians and "infidels;" the Protestants' campaign against Catholics in the mid-nineteenth century; the anti-Mormon crusade of the Victorian era; the fundamentalist-modernist debates of the 1920s; the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s; and the current crusade against Islam. As Prothero makes clear, our culture wars have always been religious wars, progressing through the same stages of conservative reaction to liberal victory that eventually benefit all Americans. Drawing on his impressive depth of knowledge and detailed research, he explains how competing religious beliefs have continually molded our political, economic, and sociological discourse and reveals how the conflicts which separate us today, like those that came before, are actually the byproduct of our struggle to come to terms with inclusiveness and ideals of "Americanness." To explore these battles, he reminds us, is to look into the soul of America--and perhaps find essential answers to the questions that beset us"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.P924 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) : the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, Stephen Prothero
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The culture wars cycle -- The Jefferson wars -- Anti-Catholicism -- The Mormon question -- Prohibition and pluralism -- The contemporary culture wars -- Will the culture wars ever end?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780061571299
Lccn
2015024207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Includes Mormon content: "The Mormon question," pages 99-137.
Other control number
40025659969
System control number
(OCoLC)886491173
Label
Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) : the Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage, Stephen Prothero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The culture wars cycle -- The Jefferson wars -- Anti-Catholicism -- The Mormon question -- Prohibition and pluralism -- The contemporary culture wars -- Will the culture wars ever end?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780061571299
Lccn
2015024207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Includes Mormon content: "The Mormon question," pages 99-137.
Other control number
40025659969
System control number
(OCoLC)886491173

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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