In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles -- everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites -- sprang from the bottles of "demon rum" regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church's role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American "beasts" and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.
Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement
Author: Joe L. Coker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history—creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. “The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions.” —Southern Historian
Author: Gary W. Gallagher,Alan T. Nolan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing LLC
This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the summer training held July 2-7, 2012, in Anaheim, California, on the “Crystallization-study of the Minor Prophets.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.
Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
Arthur Prescott ist glücklich mit seinem Leben im beschaulichen Barchester. Er unterrichtet an der Universität und verbringt seine Freizeit am liebsten in der Bibliothek der Kathedrale, deren Geschichte er recherchiert. Doch ausgerechnet seine wichtigste Quelle, das ›Buch der Ewolda‹, gilt als verschollen. Seit Jahren sucht Arthur vergebens nach dieser mittelalterlichen Handschrift, als nun auch noch ein Eindringling seine Arbeit stört: Die junge Amerikanerin Bethany ist nach Barchester gekommen, um die Bestände der Bibliothek zu digitalisieren. Ein Sakrileg in den Augen des bibliophilen Arthur. Doch Bethany erobert schließlich nicht nur Arthurs Herz, sie hilft ihm auch, das Rätsel des verschwundenen Manuskripts zu lösen ...
Author: Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
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Author: Caroline Lee Hentz
Bob Bitchin founded the wildly successful Lattitudes & Attitudes magazine.
A Five Year Voyage of Discovery and Adventure
Author: Bob Bitchin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Schrecker, the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, examines both the key fronts in the present battles over higher ed, and their historical parallels in previous eras – offering a deeply-researched chronicle of the challenges to academic freedom, set against the rapidly changing structure of the academy itself. The Lost Soul of Higher Education tells the interwoven stories of successive, well-funded ideological assaults on academic freedom by outside pressure groups aimed at undermining the legitimacy of scholarly study, viewed alongside decades of eroding higher education budgets -- a trend that has sharply accelerated during the recent economic downturn.
Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University
Author: Ellen Schrecker
Publisher: The New Press
Author: David Addison Harsha
Author: Mark Edward Lender,James Kirby Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Joseph Beaumont Wakeley
In fiction, drama, poems, and pamphlets, nineteenth-century reformers told the familiar tale of the decent young man who fell victim to demon rum: Robbed of his manhood by his first drink, he slid inevitably into an abyss of despair and depravity. In its discounting of the importance of free will, argues Elaine Frantz Parsons, this story led to increased emphasis on environmental influences as root causes of drunkenness, poverty, and moral corruption—thus inadvertently opening the door to state intervention in the form of Prohibition. Parsons also identifies the emergence of a complementary narrative of "female invasion"—womanhood as a moral force powerful enough to sway choice. As did many social reformers, women temperance advocates capitalized on notions of feminine virtue and domestic responsibilities to create a public role for themselves. Entering a distinctively male space—the saloon—to rescue fathers, brothers, and sons, women at the same time began to enter another male bastion—politics—again justifying their transgression in terms of rescuing the nation's manhood. -- Ronald G. Walters, The Johns Hopkins University
Fallen Drunkards and Redeeming Women in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Author: Elaine Frantz Parsons
Publisher: JHU Press
Herzog has written an introduction for seminary and college students to the discussion about the historical Jesus. He reports on the findings of the Jesus Seminar and also traces other scholarly work in Jesus studies, but with an eye to the theological.
An Introduction to the Historical Jesus
Author: William R. Herzog
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press