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The Resource Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right, J. Brooks Flippen

Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right, J. Brooks Flippen

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Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right
Title
Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right
Statement of responsibility
J. Brooks Flippen
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Language
eng
Summary
As Jimmy Carter ascended to the presidency the heir apparent to Democratic liberalism, he touted his background as a born-again evangelical. Once in office, his faith indeed helped form policy on a number of controversial moral issues. By acknowledging certain behaviors as sinful while insisting that they were private matters beyond government interference, the author argues, Carter unintentionally alienated both social liberals and conservative Christians, thus ensuring that the debate over these moral "family issues" acquired a new prominence in public and political life. The Carter era, according to the author, stood at a fault line in American culture, religion, and politics. In the wake of the 1960s, some Americans worried that the traditional family faced a grave crisis. This newly politicized constituency viewed secular humanism in education, the recognition of reproductive rights established by Roe v. Wade, feminism, and the struggle for homosexual rights as evidence of cultural decay and as a challenge to religious orthodoxy. Social liberals viewed Carter's faith with skepticism and took issue with his seeming unwillingness to build on recent progressive victories. Ultimately, thar author argues, conservative Christians emerged as the Religious Right and were adopted into the Republican fold. Examining Carter's struggle to placate competing interests against the backdrop of difficult foreign and domestic issues, struggling economy, the stalled Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, disputes in the Middle East, handover of the Panama Canal, and the Iranian hostage crisis, the author shows how a political dynamic was formed that continues to this day
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Flippen, J. Brooks
Dewey number
973.926092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E873.2
LC item number
.F57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Since 1970 : histories of contemporary America
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  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Families
  • Religious right
  • Christian conservatism
  • Christianity and politics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right, J. Brooks Flippen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Washington for Jesus -- The times they are a-changin' -- The year of the Evangelical -- Rootin' and tootin' -- His faith and virtue were not enough -- The formidable conservative barrage -- Profamily movement -- The Reagan revolution -- Epilogue: A fault line in American society
Control code
653483698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 445 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820337708
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)653483698
Label
Jimmy Carter, the politics of family, and the rise of the religious right, J. Brooks Flippen
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
Introduction: Washington for Jesus -- The times they are a-changin' -- The year of the Evangelical -- Rootin' and tootin' -- His faith and virtue were not enough -- The formidable conservative barrage -- Profamily movement -- The Reagan revolution -- Epilogue: A fault line in American society
Control code
653483698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 445 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820337708
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)653483698

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