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xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-337) and index.
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.
"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.