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Author Kruse, Kevin Michael, 1972- author.

Title One nation under God : how corporate America invented Christian America / Kevin M. Kruse.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    322.1097 KRU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-337) and index.
Contents Part I. Creation -- "Freedom Under God" -- The Great Crusades -- Part II. Consecration -- "Government Under God" -- Pledging Allegiance -- Pitchmen for Piety -- Part III. Conflict -- "Whose Religious Tradition?" -- "Our So-Called Religious Leaders" -- "Which Side Are You On?" -- Epilogue.
Summary "In One Nation Under God, award-winning historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the story of Christian America begins with the Great Depression, when a coalition of businessmen and religious leaders united in opposition to the New Deal. As Kruse shows, corporations from General Motors and Kraft Foods to J.C. Penney and Hilton Hotels, poured money into the coffers of conservative religious leaders, who in turn used those funds to attack FDR's New Deal administration as a program of "pagan statism" that perverted the central tenet of Christianity: the salvation of the individual"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Church and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Public opinion.
Corporations -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social conflict -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Religion -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
ISBN 9780465049493 (hardback : alkaline paper)
0465049494 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9780465040643 (ebook)

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