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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

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In recent elections, politicians have been working on getting the Evangelical vote, starting with Ronald Reagan in 1980. How did the Evangelicals come about, and how did they rise to become a dominant force in electoral politics in the latter half of the 20th century? This new book by Frances Fitzgerald aims to answer that question. Despite its thickness, this is a broad overview of Evangelical history in America from the founding to the present. Mrs. Fitzgerald examines how Evangelicals came to prominence through tent revivals and the like, and how, like many groups, they split into different branches during the Civil War. Most of the book, though, is taken up of more recent history, from Billy Graham onward. It feels like this is the book Mrs. Fitzgerald wanted to write, and that the first part is more of an introduction to her real story. And it shows. She deftly narrates how, as a group, Evangelicals got involved in national politics and culture wars and aligned themselves with the Republican party. This book might not appeal to everyone–it is thick and, at times, not an easy read. But it does examine closely how religion and politics have become intertwined.

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Frances FitzGerald
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752 pages
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2017-Apr-04
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9781439131336
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August 2017
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Book Author

Frances FitzGerald

Publisher
Issue

August 2017

ASIN

1439131333

ISBN

9781439131336

Kindle ASIN

B01HMXV362

Page Count

752 pages

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Publication Date

2017-Apr-04

“The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America”

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